I just don’t get it. Blind devotion to the leader is as bad with the left for Obama as it was with the right for Bush. It’s my hope that one day one side or the other will come around and see all the problems created by giving up principle to support party. In fact, both sides should reject DC in almost everything – and have their political battles where they belong…in their states.

But – for the point here – Obama was considered the “peace candidate” (even though that title should’ve rightly been with Ron Paul), but yet…well, look at this chart and see where troop levels in Afghanistan have gone. Through the roof.

U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Now it’s true that when candidate Barack Obama vowed, “I will bring this war to an end in 2009,” he was talking about Iraq.  But – his message resonated with antiwar voters – who are now either pro-war because of the new president, or hypocrites for not opposing it.  Without large-scale opposition in the streets like there was while Bush was escalating wars, I don’t believe there’s a third possibility.

Michael Boldin

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