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Lessons of World War II missing from letters

On March 6, the Summit Daily printed a couple of letters concerning the lessons of World War II.

The authors of those letters did not pay attention to all of the lessons.

Among those missing were that the war in Asia started in 1937, the war in Europe in 1939. We did not enter either of those two wars until 1941, and then only because Japan attacked us and Germany declared war on us. Iraq has neither attacked us or declared war on us.

But, of course, then we had a visionary president, one whose most memorable statements was, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Today we have “Chicken Little” for a president who has used misinformation and untruth to stir up our fears.

He has raised the image of Iraq from a devastated, two-bit, backwater country to a world colossus. But that is far from reality, and the sky is not falling, and Iraq is not a real or direct threat to the U.S.

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