Ethics Quiz: How Do We React Ethically To THIS?

What is the mature, reasonable, patriotic, civilly responsible response after people who we are supposed to trust proposed doing something expensive, risky and foolish, were told that it was expensive, risky and foolish and why, not only ignored the counter-arguments but ridiculed them, used unethical tactics, including lies, to get the program approved, completely botched it one it was approved, and now resolutely refuse to admit they were wrong?