Well, I think that much was apparent from when the Neo-Cons first started their propaganda campaign and beat the drums of war. The coverage of the US elections seems to me to have totally missed the Iraq-factor. As did the media is the last British elections and in the last US elections. But he politicians have also missed the Iraq-factor; wanting to keep the pretence of progress and that the original decision was correct, without really acknowledging the total cluster-fuck that it is.
Video talk on this at therealnews.com
At the same time the blanket and fawning coverage of the media to the 'War of Terror' without really getting to the root of things is also shameful. For example;
New figures from Europol, the European police agency, reveal that Islamist terror attacks in Europe constituted 0.2% of all 'terrorism' throughout the continent in 2006.
Don't look like that if you read The Sun....