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Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Price of Obamania

Justin Raimondo, one of the most principled and consistent opponents of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, reports that "the Obama-mania that has swept significant portions of the Left in this country" has virtually destroyed the antiwar movement: "In spite of our new president's announced intention to escalate the war in Afghanistan and perhaps even venture into Pakistan – not to mention the tremendous pressure on him to stay engaged in Iraq and go after Iran – antiwar activism in lefty quarters has largely given way to complacency."

This is painfully evident on the two leading sites in the left blogosphere: Moveon.org does not mention Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan (though it is still running a campaign against "McCain's Plan to Escalate"!) and the first response to the escalation at Daily Kos was Brandon Friedman's endorsement of it.


Blogger David T. Beito said...

The photo says it all.

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