Anti-war folks tend to repeat themselves one century to the next. Their motives are what is in question. Do they oppose war because they are for the enemy? In the case of this war the answer is yes. Probably true in the Civil war, too. It was true of the Viet Nam war. Left wingers were consistent in their support for communism and still are. Never forget Elian.
posted on 12/20/2005 7:16:37 PM PST
by Galveston Grl
(Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
To: Galveston Grl
Probably true in the Civil war, too In the summer of 1864, Lincoln was afraid that he would not win re-election. Grant was bogged down before Petersburg; the Democrats were nominating George McClellan. Lincoln knew that McClellan, if elected, would open negotiations with Davis and enter into a settlement that would leave the Union divided and slavery still in place, making all the sacrifice for naught. It took the capture of Atlanta to turn the situation around.
posted on 12/20/2005 8:47:46 PM PST
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