While everyone's side-tracked on the new US election and recession, let's not forget this, shall we?
The real issue here is that there's going to be a huge temptation for people who went along with Bush, or were enthusiastic supporters, to try to brush this aside saying "oh well, we weren't to know then" and "this is all academic because now Bush is on his way out."
It's not fucking academic! The same system, the same propaganda machinery, the same values, the same hidden agendas, the same media owners who hyped this up, the same public ignorance that let so many people find these stories plausible ... all the same conditions are all still operant.
Won't get fooled again? Sure you will.