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 Whatever Happened To The Anti-War Movement?
Whatever Happened To The Anti-War Movement?
The United States is knee-deep in at least three international military conflicts at the moment — in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

American lives are being lost. Innocent civilians are being killed. Several of the engagements appear to be primed for protraction. The wars are expensive in other ways, too. picked by zircon77777 6 months ago
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 NoPantsM...
6 months ago
While it may sound like smart-ass remark - and it is to some degree, but there is a large amount of truth to it as well, but the simple answer is we are in a democrat presidency
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 zircon77...
6 months ago
« NoPantsMan : While it may sound like smart-ass remark - and it is to some degree, but there is a large amount of truth to it as well, but the simple answer is we are in a democrat presidency
there wasn't much of an anti-war movement during Dubya's term either
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 NoPantsM...
6 months ago
« zircon77777 : there wasn't much of an anti-war movement during Dubya's term either
You're right. But that is only because people were enjoying the special concert the Beatles did to celebrate their 50-years of performing together.
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 maimang
6 months ago
War is never good. Why cant humanity just co-exist peacefully?
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 B-MoreRa...
6 months ago
The reason that the American anti-war movement is not a more powerful force in politics is because, unlike Vietnam, there is no draft to conscript civilians because nowadays the military is an all-volunteer force. The fact that people were forced to join the military and go to war gainst their will was a strong moral argument to boost anti-war sentiment. Because the modern military is made up of an all-volunteer force (as well as thousands of private mercenaries occupying Iraq and Afghanistan paid for by U.S. tax dollars), Americans can more easily overlook the domestic impact of these wars (at least in the short term) because no American is being forced to fight it against their consent.
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 B-MoreRa...
6 months ago
double post
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 vinith98
6 months ago
The USA should immidiately withdraw its force from the war regions, that's the only solution for peace right now.
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