I suspect that many antiwar activists are upset not just about the outbreak of war in Ukraine but also by the fact that Putin's stupid and evil invasion makes U.S. aggressive policies seem reasonable. Putin has managed to unite the world behind U.S. militarism, and U.S. public opinion seems solidly against Putin, as it should be.
Yes, NATO expansion was unnecessary. Yes, the U.S. provoked the war. Yes, Putin felt that he needed to defend his people. And, yes, the U.S. has launched plenty of evil and stupid invasions all over the world. But few people are aware of those matters, and they're outweighed by Putin's clear brutality (even before his invasion of Ukraine) and by superior U.S. messaging.
It's a mystery why Putin fell into the trap. Perhaps there were covert provocations that we're not aware of.
Neocons, military contractors and others in the Military-Industrial Complex must be in a celebratory mood.
You gotta hand it to the people in the MiC (Nuland, etc) who planned this thing. They backed Putin into a corner, made him look bad -- which he is -- and covered their tracks. They seem to have pre-designed a slew of social media posts glorifying Ukraine and demonizing Putin. Even Bernie Sanders is demonizing Putin.
Let's hope we don't all die in a nuclear holocaust.
Domestically, my fear is that Trumpian Republicans will be the ones who reveal to the public U.S. provocations and hypocrisy.