Honestly, it's like you're playing with them with a ball and, suddenly, you hide the ball under a blanket and they get this totally confused look on their faces.
From back in 2004:
"There's no question that Iraq was a threat to the people of the United States ... the most dangerous threat of our time ... The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder ... The dictator of Iraq and his weapons of mass destruction are a threat to the security of free nations ... This is about imminent threat ... The Iraqi regime is a threat to any American. ... Iraq is a threat, a real threat."
Mark Steyn, 2006:
Facing Down Iran
Our lives depend on it.
That Santayana guy -- he really was on to something, wasn't he?