Where, oh where, did the War Protests go??????

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    Serious question. I remember from 2004-2006, there were several large War Protests here in Charleston, SC at the downtown Marion Square. Thousands showed up. I remember the media splashing our screens with shots of very large war protests in NYC, SF, Chicago, LA, and on and on and on. VERY emotional protests. Signs with Bush painted as Hitler. "No War For Oil" signs. "Spread Love Not War". Code Pink. You all remember those days, right? Before war was cool?

    Where did those protests go? We are still in Iraq. And we are still in Afghanistan. We've started a new conflict by bombing the possum poop out of Libya. We not only used bomber drones in Pakistan, but literally invaded Pakistan without that gov'ts permission with a SEAL team to kill Bin Laden. Now, rumors of operations in Syria and Iran are rampant. To Obama's credit, I'm ok with bombing Syria and Pakistan. And finishing the job in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    But I can't help but wonder....all those people who protested the 2 wars from 2002-2008.....where are they now protesting the 4 we're in today? The only mobs I see are the Tea Party rallies, the Union whacks, no-border rallies, and an anarchist/G20 type rally here and there.


    But no war protests. Did I miss something? Or did war become cool all of a sudden sometime in early 2009?
     
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    It's always been cool. Seriously, we really need to come to terms with our bloodthirsty, warmongering nature. The few who are actually opposed to war are used as pawns for political leverage and that's about it. When the going gets tough, we blow shit up.
     
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    But where did they go? Seems like there was a war protest every week from about 05-08. Thousands. "Tens of thousands" we were told by the media. Flooding the streets. Demanding we pull out of the wars.

    Where are these people now? Did Obama kidnap them and detain them? Or did they just....all of a sudden, around 01-20-2009, they become supporters of the 2 wars, and eventually, all 4?
     
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    Perhaps the protesters now feel that the best way to end a war is to win the war.

    Or, maybe it’s just because things were “different” back then.
     
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    bs lol- anyway, they were all about Iraq, which is over.
     
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    Oh where oh where did the protesters go!!!!


    I think you're right. Things were just..."different" back then. You know. It was a crazy time. We said some things. They said some things. But TODAY? Well, we just need to unite as a country and get behind our brave president while he courageously fights these 2 wars.........er........these 4 wars.
     
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    Now THAT’S the spirit.:lol:
     
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    Iraq is over? Since when? Have we pulled all our troops out of there? OH...you mean the 'hostilities' are over. Did Al Qaida agree to that also?

    So....

    Iraq War = Bad. But it's over now.
    Afghan War = Good:eusa_angel:
    Libyan War = Good:eusa_angel:
    Pakistani Invasion = Great:eusa_angel:

    THus, no protests. Got it.



    "Oh where, oh where, did my protestors go...."
     
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    There ya go. And the Pak invasion is another figment.
     

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