Where Have All The Protesters Gone?
We heard over and over again how President Bush was bombing villages and killing innocent civilians. From 2003-2008 there were thousands of anti-war rallies all over the country. Were they really anti-war rallies or anti President Bush rallies? President Obama is doing the exact same thing that President President Bush did and I don’t see any anti-war protesters, just jackasses from Hollywood pledging their allegiance to President Obama. I find it very disturbing that killing civilians is OK if President Obama does it but a crime against humanity if President Bush did it.
Byron York from the Washington Examiner has the same questions.
It looks like the truth is out there ;-)
For the Left, war without Bush is not war at all
Remember the anti-war movement? Not too long ago, the Democratic party’s most loyal voters passionately opposed the war in Iraq. Democratic presidential candidates argued over who would withdraw American troops the quickest. Netroots activists regularly denounced President George W. Bush, and sometimes the U.S. military („General Betray Us“). Cindy Sheehan, the woman whose soldier son was killed in Iraq, became a heroine when she led protests at Bush’s Texas ranch.
That was then. Now, even though the United States still has roughly 130,000 troops in Iraq, and is quickly escalating the war in Afghanistan — 68,000 troops there by the end of this year, and possibly more in 2010 — anti-war voices on the Left have fallen silent.
No group was more angrily opposed to the war in Iraq than the netroots activists clustered around the left-wing Web site DailyKos. It’s an influential site, one of the biggest on the Web, and in the Bush years many of its devotees took an active role in raising money and campaigning for anti-war candidates.