Right now the warmongers have managed to conflate war with patriotism, war with supporting the troops,and war with security. To criticize the war is to criticize the troops to be anti Canadian/American and to cheer for the terrorists. The media and politicians are fully on side. So even if there is a million protesters out you probably won't hear about it. It's Obama's war now and Obama seems to love being commander in chief. Likewise Stephen Harper loves sending the boys into battle.
by James Dao
A restive antiwar movement, largely dormant since the election of Barack Obama, is preparing a nationwide campaign this fall to challenge the administration’s policies on Afghanistan.
Anticipating a Pentagon request for more troops there, antiwar leaders have engaged in a flurry of meetings to discuss a month of demonstrations, lobbying, teach-ins and memorials in October to publicize the casualty count, raise concerns about the cost of the war and pressure Congress to demand an exit strategy.