For 8 straight years, we heard conservative politicians and pundits telling us that we needed to be at war in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, and that anyone who didn’t support the wars was unpatriotic. Bush, Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld were all beating the drums of war within days of the 9/11 attacks; attacks that they failed to prevent, even though they had the intelligence, and they then proceeded to get us bogged down into two unwinnable wars with no clear goals. After the failures of the war hawk policies of Bush, why are conservatives still following the same doctrine of shoot first, and never ask questions? Mike Papantonio attempts to answer that question with Corey Robin, author of the new book The Reactionary Mind.