The most effective slogans against the never ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have linked National Security with America First. Things like “Bring the Troops Home Now and Send Them to the Mexican Border.”
Obviously, those two hot wars overseas have nothing to do with our real security. Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11. Al Qaeda planning in Afghanistan was limited and, in any case, is all but extinct there.
In the meantime, our biggest National Security threat is on our own border. Vietnam veteran Gordon Duff, writing in VETERANS TODAY, has said one Army division could completely seal the border, period.
Also, in a practical sense, this line of argument gibes with what George Wallace said about the Vietnam War back in 1968: “Get in and win or get the hell out!” This would have resonated with the American public more than all of the hot air emanating out of the anti-war movement of the time. But, naturally, the brain dead American Right at the time never picked up on it. Instead, they were happy to take over prosecution of the faltering war from the liberals who started it. The Republicans didn’t do any better, just doubling the number of names which would appear on the future Vietnam Veterans Wall.
And fighting against the Iraq and Af-Pak Wars (and any future war with Iran) serves as a useful means of fighting the Neocons in the Tea Party movement.
Fighting against war from the Right has an honorable history in our country. Here we’re talking about the fight of the America First Committee for the USA to stay out of World War II. It had the support of half of the American populace. While it had its liberal supporters including the LaFollette family and the Wisconsin Progressives, Farmer Labor Senator Ernest Lundeen of Minnesota and Socialist Party leader Norman Thomas, mostly it was a conservative affair outside of the South.
The leadership like Charles Lindbergh were not pacifists. Rather, they concentrated on supporting measures to shoring up our defenses here at home. And it was effective. Only the Pearl Harbor attack defeated it.
Any effective movement has to come from the Right since the Left has totally crapped out. They haven’t recovered yet from their Obama swoon. (Obama is only a ‘Leftist’ in the rotted out brains of Zombie Republicans.)
Historically, the USA has the most stupid political Right in the world. Leading the fight against what has become Obama’s Wars is a key way of actually doing something for the country instead of just talking about it.
In the meantime, shards of the splintered Robotic Left want their protests to link opposition to war abroad to defense of illegals at home. Don’t let THEM be the voice of opposition!