Yes the vitriol and protesting has subsided
The wars have not
Dolfan is correct
During the height of the Iraq War there were sometimes 18-20 American kids a day getting killed there. Now if there's 3-4 a month that's a lot. It's the very definition of "subsided".
And you know, speaking of phonies, all these Republican politicians and right wing media whack jobs now going on and on now about "defining a mission" and exit strategies and so on regarding Libya ... where were they when Bush was sending us down the gaping rathole of Iraq? Oh wait, that's right, out front, braying away leading the cheers to go to war right now! with no goals or exit strategy.