Remember when the news gave us a daily body count of our troops overseas? Remember when they seemed to think that was important? Well then, you remember when a Republican was President of the United States. Now that a Democrat is doing all the same things the last guy did, suddenly it’s no longer headline news. The rage has subsided. The hubbub has, to use a term you’d be scolded for using on CNN these days, died down.
Reason magazine notes:
Even as President Obama maintains close to 50,000 troops in Iraq and continues to escalate and expand the war in Afghanistan, the antiwar movement in America continues to shrink (PDF).
So, what happened?
The people who insisted they cared about our troops were lying. They got what they wanted and quit pretending. What’s worse, they know we know, and they don’t care about that either.