A Gentle Reminder……..

During Friday’s NBC Evening News, presenter Brian Williams lowered his tone, looked even more serious than usual, and declared, “Today is a landmark in American history. The Iraq War has, of today, lasted longer than World War Two.”

Now, it seems from my dim, British, recollection that World War II began in 1939 and ended in 1945.

The Iraq War may eventually last longer than World War II, but it has some ways to go yet.

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One Reply to “A Gentle Reminder……..”

  1. Mr. Adams,

    Aha! We’re caught by yet another “Americanism” — what happened to Europe before WE, in our courageous majesty, entered the conflict doesn’t count on American clocks!

    I had noted the disparity myself and wondered how our European friends (if we have any left) would be viewing the count.


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