We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In complaining that those who go to war are engaging in a false dichotomy between good and evil, the protesters are themselves setting up a false choice. No one advocating war with Iraq or Afghanistan claimed that we were entirely pure and they entirely evil. The contention was that the balance of good vs. evil was sufficiently in our favor - a premise trivially easy to show. (I agree that wisdom is a separate issue - but justification was clear).
Whenever someone brings up that there are no black-and-whites, only shades of gray, they are trying to talk you into choosing a darker gray (they would otherwise appeal to your moral judgment). Not all grays are the same; pretending they are is either blind or dishonest. Relying on the rather trivial truth that no one is entirely good or entirely evil, they strain at gnats and swallow camels.
Assistant Village Idiot
No doubt we could all do well to be more on guard against hypocrisy in ourselves -- unless we start to use it as an excuse for paralysis in the face of duty.