Of course the people don't want war.
But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, a parliament or a communist dictatorship.
Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy.
* All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.
* George W Bush at.... No sorry! It was Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichsmarshal and Luftwaffe chief, at the Nuremberg trials!