New at Reason: Ira Stoll on Obama and the Nonexistent Anti-War Movement

The Obama administration is on pace to have more American soldiers killed in casualties related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than the George W. Bush administration did in its first term, writes contributor Ira Stoll, but the anti-war movement that dogged Bush for most of his presidency isn't exactly nipping at Obama. Based solely on the numbers, the anti-war crowd and the press should be doubling down on this administration, yet anti-war protests draw crowds one-tenth as big as they did under Bush. The reason for this, Stoll reports, is that "because he’s a Democrat, they don’t want to oppose him in the same way as they opposed Bush."  


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