I whole-heartedly agree with you on the last line: we must end imperialism.
But nearly everything before that line is simply wrong.
I used to think that only Republicans were the war party. And indeed, the average Republican voter is certainly more war-hungry than the average Democrat. But the people in power? Hard to differentiate between the two. World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War… all presided over by Democrats. Ford*, a Republican, ended the Vietnam War. You see, nary a president has clean hands. And as for the despicable Bush wars that Obama inherited, Obama’s been unequivocally worse than a third Bush term.
Inverting what I once said: “no one likes a good fight in the War Room like the GOP… [but] our continued wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and our hundreds of thousands of troops in dozens of countries [around the world] should reveal how wholly unserious the Democratic party is at being anti-empire."
As for Republicans “veto[ing] every single piece of legislation to end the war earlier” - can you please point me to where that has happened? Let’s forget your misuse of the term “veto” for a moment; when have the Democrats tried to end any war only to be stopped solely by Republicans? For nearly two years, Democrats had the White House, the House of Representatives, and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate - there was literally nothing Republicans could do to stop the Democrats, as ObamaCare proves. As it is now, Democrats still have half the legislative branch and, most importantly, the white house. The president, as commander-in-chief, is the ultimate operational authority over the military. Congress is the only entity with power to declare wars, but once engaged, the president can - constitutionally, without a single whisper from any other person on the planet - singlehandedly return every single military personnel today. But instead, he has ignored the constitution to illegally instigate new wars.
Step out from your partisan spiderhole and realize that your precious Democrats love the power that war brings just as much as Republicans. After all, as actual principled leftist Randolph Bourne said, “war is the health of the state.”
[In case the image above is difficult to decipher: I sent “secretcitadel” the message beginning with “Woah…” as a response to this post. The message beginning with “The Bush Republican war…” is the response from “secretcitadel’. Below is my reply.]