Sunday, July 23, 2006

Please don't call it World War III

Calling the current state of the world and the war on terror "World War III" is ignorant of recent history. After WWII, the Soviet Union maintained control over half of Germany and all of eastern europe. Churchill said "an iron curtain has descended..." This iron curtain was communisim and the Soviet enforcement of it. The cold war- the real World War III- had begun. During the cold war, China fell to communism. So did North Korea. And all of Viet Nam. It did not end until President Ronald Reagan bravely stood up to the Red Menace and called it what it was- an Evil Empire.

I am proud to have served in our nation's military under one of our finest commander-in-chiefs. It makes me cringe every time I hear "World War III." Please, let's call it what it is: World War IV.

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