If outraged vets of a far-rightward bent really wanted to protest something pertinent, they should protest recent history, which still haunts.
A fascinating piece from the NY Times recalls that in 2002, José Bustani, then the director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, was booted from office in a Bush-engineered coup. The article proceeds:
The story behind his ouster has been the subject of interpretation and speculation for years, and Mr. Bustani, a Brazilian diplomat, has kept a low profile since then. But with the agency thrust into the spotlight with news of the Nobel Prize last week, Mr. Bustani agreed to discuss what he said was the real reason: the Bush administration’s fear that chemical weapons inspections in Iraq would conflict with Washington’s rationale for invading it.
That was at least a trillion U.S. dollars ago, probably two, and some estimates range as high as three trillion--all of it residing in the national debt that purportedly has the right so exercised.
One-to-three trillion dollars on America's credit card--for the attainment of absolutely nothing aside from a staggering fraud, thousands of lives lost, the unfolding of war crimes, and the squandering of our global reputation.
And yet what does the right protest in all of its righteous fury? Obamacare! (and its long-term savings to the healthcare system and thus the national debt).
Pardon me, I'm sorry, I'm trying to be rational, even though we all know that that sort of undertaking has no effect on the right's "thinking." So sorry to waste everyone's time.