That's spectacular ignorance worthy of Glen Beck. Both our declared wars in the 20th century were the product of Democratic majorities in Congress and administered by Democratic presidents.
Better re-read my post. I said LEFT - not democrats. So the ignorance is yours.
In 1941, they were freakin' New Deal Democrats.
Again, so? You are arguing a strawman. But I will give you one bone. The left then liked the war because their idol was attacked - Stalin.
although LBJ & friends managed to avoid busting the treasury, unlike Bush 43 & friends.
Hmmm....Seems we had only a 200b deficit in 07 (before the democrats got control of the purse strings), and now we cannot even pay for the "mandated" spending. In terms of % GDP, LBJ and Bush 43 are on equal terms. Ignorance on your part again?
You're woefully ignorant if you assume that what passes for 'the left' in the U.S. is dominated by pacifists.
I guess I am not woefully ignorant. I never used the term pacifists. Cowards was the word I think I used (and that was in describing Obama, not necessarily the left). Cowards are a better term as they want to fight - when there is no risk. Like beating up helpless old ladies and such.
First, we have no real left, just molly-coddlers who have yet to recover from the Regan era.
They seemed to have recovered very well with all the death threats against those they do not like (Walker, Palin, Bush, Cheney, etc.)
Second, Jimmy Carter is the closest thing we've had to an 'anti-war' president (Obama's rhetoric is anti-war, but his policy is obviously closer to some neo-real-politik mutant thing).
You confuse rhetoric with actions. Obama and Carter are the same. The difference is that no one attacked the US before Carter became president, so he did not have to maintain anything. Obama did (Carter of course refused to defend America, but see comment about Obama above).
Clinton threw our military weight around just as freely as Reagan or Bush 41,
Nice spin, but no dice. He threw bombs around - at empty training camps, Chinese Embassies and aspirin factories. But yes, Clinton is no Obama or Carter.
Perhaps if you want to debate a comment, you should debate the comment, not the strawman you choose to create from the comment. You are universally wrong and if you believe what you wrote, ignorant as well.