The last decade has seen an uptick in war by the United States, and one party in particular has been centering the use of war as a political distraction in my lifetime, since the "can't trade horses mistream days of Reagan/Bush.
However, it's not a new idea. Julius Caesar said..
"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind."
And, that quote couldn't be more accurate to describe the last 17 years. It began with a terror attack by Saudi Arabian members of an Afghanistan terror group, but it became a justification to attack Iraq that was neither Saudi nor Afghan. Then, once Al Queda was defeated by (Obama and Clinton) we had to include Isis. Then, the GOP and Religious Right expanded that to several Muslim Countries that did not have state ties to Terrorism, which Trump tried to ban for our security... A ban which ... It just happened to fail to include EITHER of the countries that caused 9/11.
But that oversight to mention would have weakened the case for the war they wanted. But, it didn't stop with Muslims. Soon, Mexico was a country of "bunch of bad hombres down there," according to Trump. So, he needed a wall. And, the list of BAD countries and nationalities kept growing. THEY (prejudice grouping) MUST be stopped....and who THEY are changed by the day as to who pissed off our supreme leader....England... Judges... Democrats.. News Media... Someone silently kneeling...
The Irony, of course, is the one spewing the most injury and Constitutional crimes is the one screaming that THEY are out to get him, and the self righteous Evangelicals judging the world is being exposed to be guilty and justifying of the most horrendous acts against humanity... All because THEY MUST BE STOPPED!
With a mass shooting every single day in America by Americans, Sexual Abuse committed by clergy and their candidates, and a HUGE disparity between the rich and the dying poor, our country is home to some of the worst morals in the world.
Maybe... Just maybe... We should stop LOOKING for BAD guys to attack outside our borders and start dealing with our own resident demons.