WASN'T 'ENDLESS WAR' A LIONEL RITCHIE SONG?
I watched a show on Pearl Harbor tonight and it dawned on me that the United States declared war on Japan and Germany in December of 1941, and it was over by 1945. Let’s see 9/11 was in 2001 and it’s 2006. This war on terror has now lasted longer than World War 2 for the United States and there’s no end in sight. In fact, if we’re waiting for terror to disappear in the world, we will be in this war forever, especially since our current course of action is guaranteed to produce one crop of terrorists after another. So it’s official then: We now have a new form of government where the President has unlimited powers based on being at war forever. Pull up a chair. Let’s talk about the good old days when wars eventually ended, and presidential powers were under control.