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I wouldn't be suprized if he got elected again just like Bush did eventhough his popularity status was at an all time low. No more good presidents like JFK
Originally posted by Matrix777
... this conflict will only continue ...
Originally posted by Stop-loss!
reply to post by Janky Red
Moral is garbage and most soldiers here know that this whole war is a joke due to the lack of attacks and the rules of engagement procedures.
Originally posted by anon72
This war is heading SOUTH in a big and fast way.
Originally posted by anon72
A full fledged movement never materialized. You had some in the beginning-which remains however, most of the rest of the people involved had nothing to do with an anti-war movement/sediment.
It was all done to make Pres Bush look bad. It was the union thugs, communist hanger ons, Democrates etc etc.
Which will give independents and fence sitting Republicans even more reason to throw their support behind the Repub party in 2010 and 2012 so they can get this job done right.
Will it last 10 years without a tactical victory?
Will more soldiers die from booby traps and IED's than in stand-up gun fights?
Will we protect vast fields of WMD's growing that will kill more people in America in a year than the conflict itself?
Originally posted by David9176
Where O WHERE is the anti-war movement?[edit on 3-1-2010 by David9176]
Originally posted by coastalite
Liberal hypocrisy at its finest.
Even at the height of the "protests" against the current war, they were always much smaller and more artificial than the protests in the Vietnam era. The media, stocked with a larger-than-average proportion of nostalgic ex-hippies at the upper levels, hyped the "movement" and there were a handful of true diehards, but the "antiwar movement" against Iraq was NOTHING like the groundswell against Vietnam back in the day.
Some people would say it means folks today are less "idealistic" or "socially aware" than those in the Vietnam era, but as far as I'm concerned that's total garbage. The ugly truth is that what people in the Vietnam era were prostesting, for the most part, was not the war itself...whether they knew it or not, they were protesting the DRAFT. They were afraid of the draft impacting themselves, their boyfriends, and their male relatives. Once the US went to an all-volunteer military, 90% of people stopped caring because it wasn't their problem anymore.
With a few exceptions and except for on a few occasions, most humans are generally self-interested creatures. This holds true whether they wear tie-dies or pinstripes.