Jen over at Mellow-drama recently ranted about her love/hate relationship with the Bush administration. In part, she said_
"Why, why, WHY is it that the only people willing to defend liberty in the wider world are the same people who insist on squelching mine here at home?"
So, what she really wants is someone who leaves her alone and meddles in other countries' affairs, instead of the current philosophy, which is to meddle in both.
The common thread here is that, in both cases, the administration has decided that THEY alone know what's best. They know what's best in Iraq, and they know what's best for you.
Should that really be so surprising?