As far as I know none of this was ever a war; no war has been declared. The only war that the United States is currently in (as far as I know) is the Korean War.
The last relevant LEGAL United States Declaration of War was in 1941 against the "Axis Powers" of Germany and Japan. This legal declaration was extended to a few satellite regimes (Bulgaria Hungary, & Romania) in '42, but that was "housekeeping" with regards to the already initiated campaign.
The case was made earlier that ideologies which have existed for 'thousands of years' cannot be stomped out. Well, yes they can. Which is why only scholars today can decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, or Stonehenge. And why slavery, as an institution supported by the state, has been eradicated universally.
The Mayas and Aztecs and Incas, along with their unique ideologies and cultures were wiped out.
In fact, most of the world's great cultures, and their ideologies, have crumbled. The Greeks, pre-Christian Romans, Byzantines, Mesopotamians... all long gone. A few stone remnants remain. But ideology? Only memories.
Last edited by Grateful Heart; 03-28-09 at 02:33 PM.
We have a long history of not calling wars, what they are,"wars".Korea was officially called a “Police Action”.
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The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say