From the invasion of Iraq in 2003 until the economy took a turn for the worse during the election, the “War on Terror” was the defining issue of the Republican Party. Standard conservative priorities like smaller government and fiscal responsibility and even social issues like abortion, gay marriage and gun rights, all took a backseat to support for the war in Iraq.
So what happened? Listen to virtually any Republican politician or conservative talk show today and you won’t hear much about Al-Quada, terrorism or 9/11. You will hear one thing and thing only – how Obama’s massive spending must be stopped. It’s as if the War on Terror never even existed.
Watch “What Happened to the War on Terror?”
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