Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Great column by Glenn Reynolds on how people view the war.

I was especially impressed by this:

"If we had less of it in World War II it was because the threat to the Soviet Union turned the hard left into pro-war propagandists instead of the critics they are today. "

Not many people realize that this is a big reason why WW II is regarded as the "good war," and those who do know tend to forget it. There's a tendency to think anti-war protests were invented by America in the 1960s, when in fact they go back about as far as war itself.

I agree too with his assessment that Bush is missing an opportunity to call on the spirit of American volunteerism.


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