Growing up in Greenwich Village with a mom who was in High School in the 1960s, you hear a lot of anti-war songs. One Phil Ochs number (covered here by Arlo Guthrie) is called "I Ain't Marchin' Anymore." Here's the gyst:
For I marched to the battles of the German trench In a war that was bound to end all wars Oh I must have killed a million men And now they want me back again But I ain't marchin' anymore
In today's anti-war movement, though, these words take on a different meaning.
I opposed Bush's invasion of Iraq, and I still think it's a mistake. I also have been openly skeptical about our ability to do nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan. But when I attended anti-war protests from 2002 through 2008, I often felt like they were more anti-Bush than anti-war. On the second anniversary of Obama's inauguration, I think I was right.
The Reason TV video below shows it well, but the conclusion is that since Bush left the White House, those protestors don't feel the need to march against the wars anymore.