That’s it. When you’re a representative of a political party with no plans or proposals to help your citizens the logical (in their minds) thing to do is start a war. It helps them even more when there is not a clearly defined enemy.
The Cartel; Which Cartel MTG? Where are they based MTG? How many soldiers do they have MTG? Where are they getting their supplies from MTG? If they get supplies from the US do we destroy those manufacturing plants MTG? Can you answer any of these questions MTG?
No, then STFU about going to war.