Liberal humanitarians would be shocked too much at home.
Neocons were afraid of losing European geopolitical capital.
We were afraid of instigating Arabs.
We were afraid of engaging Iran.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
And the arrow is a marvel of weaponry. silent, stealthy and deadly. Accurately can kill up to 10-15 Buffalo before the herd is spooked, unlike a gun. yet the Pale face didn't create it. who did?..oh yeah, the backwards tribes in the land at the time did.
I think part of it was because people didn't understand that wars generally don't end in a month, and after a year people were complaining that too many soldiers were dying and it was a lost cause, and that there were other political motives for the war. In short, the people who didn't understand (which I'm sorry to say is most of the country) wanted the troops home. I think the government realized that it would be PR nightmare and bad for getting re-elected if they went against the already resonant thrum of people shouting for their troops to come home.
"Only the dead have seen the end of war..." -Plato
Originally Posted by MichaelJR