ON the home front, raising the specter of homosexuality and gay marriage has been an extraordinarily effective means for George Bush to energize his extremist right wing religious base-- the primary core of his remaining support. He's been going after these sodomists for as long as he's been in office, and it's been a reliable strategy for recruiting his people.
He originally based his argument for going to war on the danger and threat of Saddam. Saddam possessed and would use WMDs. Then, he justified that it was worth going to war to get rid of the horrible person Saddam was. Cheney still talks about Saddam's threat and his WMDs.
Bush talked about the connection between Saddam and 9/11 and has allowed the ignorant FOx-news-brain-impaired masses to believe that this falsehood was true.
"We're fighting Saddamists."
That makes it another Bush Trifecta. It delivers a message that evokes knee jerk reactions to homosexuality and to all the fraudulently programmed fear responses to WMDs, Saddam, etc.
It will be interesting to see which news media adopt this propagandist reframe that sells Bush's trifecta so neatly.