It’s hard to escape the conclusion that antiwar activity in the United States and around the world was driven as much by antipathy to George W. Bush as by actual opposition to war and intervention. Indeed, a University of Michigan study of antiwar protesters found that Democrats tended to withdraw from antiwar activity as Obama found increasing political success and then took office. Independents and members of third parties came to make up a larger share of a smaller movement.
Imagine if it was 2006 and George Bush had just started bombing Libya. The antiwar movement would have exploded into furious protest. Yet Obama does it and there’s scarcely a peep from liberals and progressives.
Oh, I forget. If Our Side does it, it’s ok (if maybe subject to some minor grumbling.) But if the Other Side does the same thing, it automatically is despicable and vile.
Wake up, people! As long as we keep falling for the same old divide and conquer tactics, we will never see that the problem is that the two parties are joined at the top, beholden to corporate interests, and that war is just another way they do business.