I am guessing the majority of Tea Party members are the very same people who screamed for the United States to invade Afghanistan and then later Iraq. These same people are screaming now because they are faced with paying for these two wars.
China has financed them. Do the Tea Party members have any idea how much each war costs us each day? Do they comprehend the loss of human life on both sides? War is not cheap.
The lessons of Vietnam eluded its very own generation. We have been in these current two wars for almost a decade. China would love to see us stay another 10 years.