When nations move to a war footing, there is a need for support from the population. This is why President George W Bush and his team were able to wrangle the will for the invasion in Iraq. The fact that that was a terrorist attack and Iraq had nothing to do with 911 deterred Americans. We were attacked, and for most Americans, it did not matter who paid the price.

It was after the war when people realized that they were conned, that we saw increased opposition to the war. However, since we do not have a draft, we also saw most people show apathy about this. However, President Donald…