But I thought this was about nothing more than the liberation of the Iraqi people

As it turns out — at least according to James Woolsey — we’ve entered World War IV. (Woolsey defines the Cold War as WWIII, apparently, so don’t worry — you didn’t miss a war.)

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Former CIA Director James Woolsey said Wednesday the United States is engaged in World War IV, and that it could continue for years.

In the address to a group of college students, Woolsey described the Cold War as the third world war and said “This fourth world war, I think, will last considerably longer than either World Wars I or II did for us. Hopefully not the full four-plus decades of the Cold War.”

Woolsey has been named in news reports as a possible candidate for a key position in the reconstruction of a postwar Iraq.

He said the new war is actually against three enemies: the religious rulers of Iran, the “fascists” of Iraq and Syria, and Islamic extremists like al Qaeda.

They bring you along incrementally, and like the frog in the saucepan of water which is slowly being heated to a boil, you don’t even notice what’s happening. It’s always been this warm, you think. We’ve always been at war with Eurasia. And chocolate rations are up!