1. Denial: "The media doesn't show the good news in Iraq."
2. Anger: "The treasonous far-left-liberals and their media lapdogs are making us lose in Iraq."
3. Bargaining: "If we send x-thousand more troops to Iraq, victory will be ours."
4. Depression: "Did you catch 300 yet? [munch-munch-burp] God, it made me hate liberals even more. [channels flipping] They wouldn't last a day in ancient Sparta."
5. Advanced Literary Theory: "The hegemonic binary of 'success' and 'failure' traumatizes the (re)interpretive possibilities of an ethos of jouissance regarding the War in Iraq."
I say "conservative Iraq war supporters" not to deny my old status as an Iraq war supporter, but to say that I don't think I fairly went through any of these stages--while I supported the war, I pretty quickly became angry at the fact that a policy I thought was important was being mismanaged into a catastrophe of epic proportions. Certainly, I never hypothesized about what would happen to liberals (like, er, me) in ancient Sparta.