MANDATE? WHAT MANDATE? Last time I checked, a majority of Americans still believe the war in Iraq is a bad idea. Last time I checked, most Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. Didn't 49% of American citizens who bothered to wait through lines and vote on November 2nd cast a ballot against the George W. Bush regime? How can this be called a "mandate" by the Bush Administration? Maybe I'm missing something.