One big myth about the push to war in the Middle East is the claim that there will be no American boots on the ground. McCain is pushing for troops in Iraq. And even Kerry wanted permission to use ground troops in Iraq.
A second big myth is that the money for war and authorization for war has to be debated. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the spending and it was included in the omnibus bill passed before everyone in D.C. went home. 3 years of combat funds were approved.