“The public has turned away from the war.” I don’t disagree with you, but I always wonder why the public hasn’t turned away from the missions in Korea and Western Europe as well. They are enormously expensive. Why are we will paying for all that, while our homeland is being invaded to the tune of 20 million illegal aliens? What about the “provide for the common defense” part? We are defending everywhere else in the world but here at home.
Might have something to do with the idea that Korean and European civilians don’t shoot at us. Maybe I’m just making a wild guess here. My personal opinion is, we gave the Iraqis freedom, we to a degree destabilized region. This after a long divorce from a dictator we once supported. We gave them their freedom, and what the hell did they do with it?
My personal opinion is that most Americans view the Iraqi people as a bunch of ingrates, and I honestly can’t disagree with them at this point. The Iraqi people have not done a damn thing to show they deserve their freedom or that they deserve their country. They’re not out in the streets risking life and limb for their country against the extremists, farthest from it, it’s all a rush for power and we’re stuck in the middle of it.