Ivan Drago

I just finished watching Rocky Balboa beat the Russian Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. It seems almost quaint to recall the days when, during the height of the Cold War, we thought of the Russians as the really bad guys. Call me naïve, but even during the early eighties I don't think I can imagine the Russian government comandeering passenger planes full of women and children and flying them into buildings filled with innocent civilians (Ward Churchill's rants notwithstanding.)

Sometimes I wonder if we really know what we're up against in the war on terror.

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