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Correct me if I am wrong....

the Cold War didn’t end in the 1960s right?

I was reading an article today and came across this paragraph:

I am well aware of the widespread conservative view of Obama’s naivete and lack of preparation (Rush Limbaugh stingingly calls him a “man-child”). But I am one of the many who regard Obama as authentically inspirational — as a leader appealing to our better nature rather than armoring us in eternal fear and paranoia against our fellow human beings. I remember how John F. Kennedy (the first politician I ever campaigned for) electrified young people and transformed our political reality, which was about to emerge from the long, grey slog of the Cold War.

http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2008/10/08/palin/

Even Wikipedia states the end of the Cold War as 1991 and I’m pretty sure that I remember my history classes enough to know that Kennedy was assassinated even before I was a glimmer in my mom’s eye. I also plainly recall Reagan asking Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall”. Is this revisionist history on steroids or just carelessness?

And, Yeah, my very first Red State Blog entry!! Usually, I just read and absorb.

Thanks ya’ll!