911 families paid the cost of freedom
On the other hand such freedom comes at a cost. The danger in such protests is the appearance of American disunity and this country's perceived inability to once again stay the course until the mission is complete.
Current news coverage focuses on the view of a small splinter element of military families distraught over an untimely death of a loved one while in the military service of the United States. Such soldiers fully and voluntarily accepted the risk of death when they raised their right hand and put on the uniform of their choosing.
What do the overwhelming majority of families of the 3,000 mainly civilians who died on American soil on September 11 think of the anti war protests? From such a perspective (as a family member), it is obvious that these growing antiwar protests are an open invitation to terrorists to launch further attacks on civilians in American. Those 1000s of civilians who died on 911 didn't have a clue when they arose that fateful morning that they would be giving there lives that day simply because they were Americans.
In the eventuality of another terrorist attack on the American homeland those who are seeking peace through weakness will have accomplished exactly the opposite. At that point such foolish protests evaporate.
Freedom isn't free. That point is clearly illustrated by a cost paid in the many lives lost generation after generation throughout American history in defense of freedom.