The anti-war left has virtually disappeared from America’s political scene since the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Shame on them.
The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have not improved — on the contrary, they’ve only worsened. Violence has escalated. Increasing numbers of U.S. troops are being sent to Afghanistan while Iraq is being taken over by private contractors.
But one antiwar advocate, mother of slain soldier Cindy Sheehan, is not backing down.
Yesterday Sheehan, along with an estimated 500 protesters, gathered outside the White House to voice their opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Sixty one people were arrested for “failure to obey a lawful order after the crowd was repeatedly asked to move back from the sidewalk,” according to CNN. Sheehan was among those arrested.
To those who believed electing Barack Obama meant change, it’s time to wake up. Anti-war leftists can no longer cling to the belief that Iraq and the “war on terror” were Bush’s wars. Bush is out. Obama is in.
He’s been our Commander-in-Chief for more than 8 months now. If Barack Obama is serious about withdrawing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan he should do so.
At the very least, he should not be in the process of leading Americans into future conflicts with Pakistan and Iran.