I remember in Trump’s SOTU speech this year (yes I am one of those geeks that would watch a Trump speech) and I applauded him when he stated that “Great nations do not fight endless wars”!
The hope was finally an American president that would bring our troops home and give them a much deserved rest…..to Trump’s credit he tried to bring them home from Syria and Afghanistan…and the M-IC went batcrap crazy! So bad that Trump had to pull back from his bold statement….which kinda amazed me since he claims to be his own man and would do what he thought was best….(well apparently that claim is total bullshit).
I bring this up because a veterans group has taken on the president, a Koch Brothers group, Concerned Veterans of America…….
A Koch backed advocacy group focused on veterans issues is launching a new effort to pressure President Donald Trump to make good on his campaign commitment to pull US troops out of Afghanistan and Syria.
During his State of the Union speech earlier this year Trump declared “Great nations don’t fight endless wars.”That quote will be prominently displayed on a new website and used in a digital advert as part of a campaign from the group, Concerned Veterans for America.
The group is investing six figures in the campaign which will initially focus on pressuring the White House and lawmakers in Washington to withdraw US troops from the frontlines. CNN is first to report on their campaign.”This will be a full-spectrum, integrated issue campaign. It is going to be nationwide. We are going to do a lot of work in DC and work on leveraging our grassroots army across the country,” said Dan Caldwell, a CVA senior adviser.
I am pleased to see someone with more resources than me trying to bring our weary troops home where they belong.
Is it possible that conservatives hate war as much as I?
Could be. Let us look at history.
Conservatives’ detestation of war has no “touchy-feely” origins. It springs from conservatism’s roots, its most fundamental beliefs and objectives. Conservatism seeks above all social and cultural continuity, and nothing endangers that more than war.
If this is true then the GOP cannot claim to be conservative…is that not the logical conclusion?