The American people have become weary of the open-ended, blank-check war initiated in response the 9/11 attacks over twelve years ago.
My sense is that people vaguely suspect three things about the conflict:
- The actual perpetrators have either been caught or killed;
- The war has become a self-perpetuating bureaucratic entity that has made itself immune from accountability;
- The national security state has taken power granted in response to the 9/11 attacks and used these powers against the American people or reserves the right to use them against political dissenters, like the Occupy movement.
I propose forming a coalition to end the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) passed after the 9/11 attacks.