Ed Driscoll

'Where Have All the Anti-War Protestors Gone?'

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“Gee — could it be that the anti-war movement is just another partisan creation of the Democratic party? Looks that way,” Rick Moran concludes at the American Thinker:

Apparently, the far left believes that as long as Obama’s heart is in the right place, all else can be forgiven.

The grand dame of liberal commentary magazines — The Nation — is opposing the expansion of the war in Iraq, but in the most mild terms you can imagine. No calls to bring the president up on war crimes. No calls for impeachment for going to war without authorization. The rhetoric is rueful and disappointed rather than righteous and indignant.

In fact, the protests held to date have not been against the administration, but rather “racism” or “police brutality.” You can bet if Ferguson occurred six years ago, there would have been loud and vociferous calls for the resignation of President Bush’s attorney general, among others.

With no lefty media calling for protests, there probably won’t be any. Even the anarchists and commies are silent. It’s a phenomenon that proves the shocking level of hypocrisy and partisanship inherent in any leftist protest movement, but especially the anti-war crowd.

Oh, I don’t know — the protests this weekend were rather dramatic in their size and scope:

Perhaps the protestors are going the John & Yoko bed-in route. But hey, to borrow from the rhetoric of John Winston Ono Lennon, War is Over, If You Want It.