C. Alton Robertson, retired University of Redlands professor, holds a master's degree in international affairs and a master's degree in political science from Columbia University
George W. Bush declared the War on Terrorism five years ago in response to the events of 9/11.
Richard Nixon declared the War on Drugs 38 years ago in response to the large number of drug-addicted Vietnam veterans returning to the States.
Once again, in his speech to the nation on 9/11/06, Bush reiterated his position that the War on Terrorism is unique, that we have never fought a war like it before. Yet, when one recognizes the similarities between the War on Terrorism and the War on Drugs, one gains a new perspective, and the War on Terrorism is put into a proper context. [...]