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August 28, 2013 - 4:05 pm
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To most of them, the only reason to sacrifice American blood and treasure is if our vital interests are not at stake. Only a completely selfless, noble, and altruistic intervention justifies going to war. This is a pathetic realization of the liberal self-image that projects a heroic personae for which the rest of us must stand in awe. Their absolute moral goodness places them above petty concerns like the nation or even self defense. The natural outgrowth of this philosophy is the now discredited “responsibility to protect” doctrine that was used to justify military action in Libya.

Intervening in Syria is not a “humanitarian mission” and it definitely isn’t “philanthropy.” Killing the enemy is always a brutal, inhuman means to an end — except in this case, there is no discernible “end” except to make good on the president’s ill-advised “red line” comment on chemical weapons.

We’re not going to bomb the Syrian army to save civilians or overthrow President Assad. Nor, apparently, is President Obama going to have to deal with tens of thousands of Americans in the streets screaming at him that he’s a baby killer and a murderer of innocents.

That kind of treatment is reserved for the partisan enemies of the left.

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Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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Maybe it's just a new strain of the well-known Liberal pandemic virus - hypocritisis.
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So without Democrat-supplied cash, there really isn't a "peace" movement.
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Intellectual integrity or consistency has never been a virtue of the left. Ends justifying means will always be dishonest in the end. The end was to discredit a president, the means were "anti-war". Today, that is not the end and so the means are abandoned.
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I think another reason why we stopped seeing wall to wall anti-war demonstrations is because the Obama loving media stopped covering whatever protests were still going on.
I remember reading an article years ago about a protest group that had tons of press and media following their exploits when it was Bush's war, but once Obama entered the White House (and it was his war now) the media packed up and left.
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Maybe the minimum wage needs to be raised to get protesters on the street!

Speaking of protesters, as if Detroit didn't have enough problems already, a local McDonald's restaurant was forced to close.

McDonald's employees went on strike demanding a raise from $7.40/hr to $15/hr.

And how does the management of McDonalds feel about such a rate increase?

They're all for it. They'd love to pay $15/hr or even $25/hr. as long as the protesters can become 'community organizers' to rallying the neighborhoods to pay $10 per hour for a Big Mac or $35 for a Happy Meal.

Apart from such an extraordinary effort (reminiscent of Acorn), the economics of a $15 per hour entry level position just can't work.

I worked at McDonalds for my first job and was happy to get $1.15/hr in 1970.

It taught me the work ethic that lead to may becoming a businessman.

One worker striking was quoted saying:

"It’s a very uncomfortable lifestyle working for $7.40 at McDonald’s when McDonald’s made like $500 billion last year."

Hey, I agree, if McDonalds actually made a half trillion in profit they could pay more.

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Just let those senile old war hawks in Congress (like John McCain) start talking about bringing back the draft, and you will see many millions of protestors in the streets. Some of them violent. That's one of the reasons they want Amnesty for illegals so bad. The quickest path to citizenship for an illegal immigrant is to join the US military. Even if they get killed Over There Somewhere, their extended families have a guaranteed entrance to the American Dream.
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Why doesn't the arab countries take care of their own? It is not my responsibility to give aid to the enemy of my people. Syria has been waging a proxy war with Israel since the 1970's. The war was never ended, and now Israel has to be threatened again by this pig-nosed little dictator? G-d help Syria if it touches a hair on the head of Israel.
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with Obama in power, I fear it's US missiles that'll rain down on Israel and then a press report from Washington claiming "incontrovertible evidence" that Syria did it.
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If only the economy were as bad as it is now during the Bush years they wouldn't have been out there protesting the Iraq war. Can't anyone else see that the King has no clothes?
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Afraid I have to agree. If McCain were President, I'm sure Code Pink could find some way to scrape together enough cash to make it to DC. They just don't want to make President Perfect look bad.

But that's the deal with big, important anti-war protests. What about other things, like press statements, little gatherings, shocking antics carried out by dedicated individuals. Everybody knows who Medea Benjamin is. She has only to speak, and the press will broadcast her words across America. Why is she not screaming from a rooftop somewhere, attracting attention, getting the word out? Why is she so apathetic? Two words: Democrat President.
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