What happened to the anti-war protests we were deluged with on a daily basis? What happened to Obama, the anti-war candidate?

Now, under President Obama’s leadership, it appears we are losing in Afghanistan, per the Washington Post:

The Taliban has become a much more potent adversary in Afghanistan by improving its own tactics and finding gaps in the U.S. military playbook, according to senior American military officials who acknowledged that the enemy’s resurgence this year has taken them by surprise.

U.S. rules of engagement restricting the use of air power and aggressive action against civilians have also opened new space for the insurgents, officials said. Western development projects, such as new roads, schools and police stations, have provided fresh targets for Taliban roadside bombs and suicide attacks. The inability of rising numbers of American troops to protect Afghan citizens has increased resentment of the Western presence and the corrupt Afghan government that cooperates with it, the officials said.

As President Obama faces crucial decisions on his war strategy and declining public support at home, administration and defense officials are studying the reasons why the Taliban appears, for the moment at least, to be winning.

It seems that the anti-war protesters were only anti-war when it was politically convenient. Now there is nothing. I suppose the same could be said for the Tea Party protesters if a bunch of the usual big government Republicans are voted in during the next election cycle and Tea Party protesters disappear.

I for one, do not intend to go away. I will only support those who view the federal government as a necessary evil whose role is to provide a common defense and regulate interstate (meaning inter-nation) trade.

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