Friday, April 04, 2003

In Case You Forgot...

...war demonstrations have almost always been about supporting the troops, our fellow Americans, friends and family members, in the sense of bringing them home sans a body bag, while the war is ongoing. The truly novel development in the past decade are the massive protests before the war starts. Remember Vietnam?

How long would it have continued, and how many more body bags manufactured, if not for domestic resistance?

Without taking a position on the merits, or on how you choose to support our troops, here I'm merely pointing out that it takes a truly interesting read of history to come up with the idea that anti-war protests are meant to stop once a war begins.

Reflect on this.