For most of us, a fast-paced thriller that grips us week after week, even though we know it is ridiculously unrealistic and grounded in fantasy.
But for some Bush administration defenders, a role model in how the "war on terror" should be fought. After all, Jack Bauer has no qualms about torturing people. Well, it's no less realistic than Fox News's never-ending narrative about how the Iraq was is part of the "war on terror". Next up: Sopranos tells us that killing people who betray you is fine.