October 5, 2019:

A year later she told me the invasion had been a mistake. No weapons of mass destruction had been found. With an aggrieved tone implying, "They said it was for noble purpose but it was all for nothing."

Not very generously I said, "There were hundreds of thousands of us in the streets last March doing everything we could to tell the government it was making a catastrophic mistake. People wearing American flag lapel pins called us 'traitors'." Nodding to her now-empty lapel. She seemed puzzled but thoughtful.

It was interesting to watch the flags come down. For months they'd been everywhere as I walked through town. Little by little they disappeared, visible signal of declining support.

How will the new generation respond to events like these?