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Ever hear the Team America World Police “America, Fuck Yeah!” sad song mix? That’s feels a lot like America feeling over Syria now.
America is tired. War weary.
With widespread and bi-partisan public fatigue over a decade of war and current polls against taking action in Syria that show the same, that “bummer mix” version of the original, hyperactive, “let’s go kick ass” version of Team America World Police’s “America, Fuck Yeah!” song pretty much sums up America’s changed attitude now when it comes to committing to war and foreign intervention.
Maybe “These colors don’t run.” Maybe that’s because we’re too tired to move anywhere. It’s a shame. Not that I’m crazy about war. But it’s sad that the true failure of our country’s might is that over the last 12 years we didn’t use it wisely. Using up our Ammo and will on more questionable actions and now being low on both. This may be a true case to use American might, but like any fatigue, the body is weak and just becomes singled minded about rest. No matter if the goal it wants to reach is just. The public is overtired on War and many Congressmen now represent that sentiment. He may succeed, but President Obama clearly has a huge task ahead of him getting Americans to stand up with him to punish Syria , when they just want to rest.