Originally Posted by tredadda
It was Southern Democrats that seceded from the nation and caused the Civil War. Woodrow Wilson (a democrat) got us involved in WWI. FDR (another Dem) got us involved in WWII. Truman (yet another Dem) got us involved in Korea. JFK (yet again a Dem) got us into Vietnam. It escalated under LBJ (who was guess what?). Pretty sure Democrats have played a huge role in most of our major conflicts over the past 150+ years. Also it is Obama (a Democrat) who is pushing to bomb Syria and he has the support of many in the Senate who is controlled by whom? The Dems control 2/3 of the government and somehow you still are blaming this mess on the Republicans. Sad really.
Ok, in simple terms for you. The course we are on in the middle east is not going to be altered by what party (rebublican/democrat) is in power. This is a US Govt agenda, the majority of both parties are on board. The two major parties blend together on more things than not. Syria was going to happen whether it was Obama or Romney as president. Just like Iran will happen whether its Obama, or Hillary or Rick Perry or whoever.
Of course,a Ron Paul or Gary Johnson would have presented a problem for this.
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Well, he did say Republicrats.
Otherwise, I agree with your assessment...which was a factor in my changing parties. But now it's the RINOs aka Progressives in the R party, some who are former Democrats driving these wars of choice under the banner of correcting the world of wrongs. Very bad trend, which will eventually be done to us if it doesn't destroy us first.