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Not_an_Owl posted...
In 2012, either Obama or Romney was going to win the Presidency. There was no reality in which any other candidate won. They were both hawks. Given that, what was the anti-war voter supposed to do in that election? Denounce both of them and their supporters as bloodsoaked warmongers and refuse to vote? Or analyze both candidates' platforms beyond their approach to military and foreign policy and cast a vote for one of them based on what how that voter thought the rest of their platform would affect their life?

Yeah, your life is affected outside of a candidates position on war. I don't think it's fair to blame voters, and especially not fair to blame those who enlist in the military, for the decisions made by officials who are in turn funded by the military industrial complex. We should avoid wars where possible, but certainly not at the expense of domestic issues.

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