Republicans and Democrats have given us great theater over the recently-passed health care legislation. But when it comes to the one issue that determines the future of our nation, there is complete agreement.
They all give war a chance.
When was the last time Congress voted against a resolution backing the President's authority to use force?
When was the last time a President declined to use force?
When was the last time a credible candidate for President vowed to end a war?
With peace popular (note that few presidents have started a war in a re-election year), it is surprising that none of the questions above has a recent answer. Obviously, the mass of public opinion is not the real reason for these political decisions. So who pushes our nation to go to war?
Those who gain from war.