I’m deeply impressed by the integrity of those peace activists who are willing to challenge Obama, just as they did Bush. They are free from the hypocrisy of those who took to the streets for one president while giving the next a pass.
Having said that, war is a useful device when a culture is bound and determined to kill you. I’m not a fan of having my airplanes bombed, my airplanes turned into bombs, my subways destroyed, my nightclubs bombed, and various and sundry people being beheaded all over the place. Nor am I going to enjoy life much when, as a female, I’m swathed in a burqa and basically consigned to permanent house arrest.
Turning the other cheek in a mild dispute bespeaks a certain amount of grace; turning it in an existential battle, however, is suicidal stupidity.