Let me start this off by saying that I'm one of the folks who does not believe we are currently at WWIII just yet. I fervently believe that, though we might be close to the ledge, and those ill winds are blowin' hard, we have yet to take that final step into the abyss. We can come back from this, and our reaction as the sole-Superpower puts a lot of onus on us.
The lights are flickering, is what I'm sayin', but they ain't gone off yet. That don't mean we shouldn't start talking about how to keep 'em on, and what to do if the power goes out. (Ten points for the first commentator who gets the refrence.)
So let us begin with the linky goodness. Though conversations about the war, and the war on terror, have been moving to this very subject for some time (I'm not going back to re-link every durn thing we've said about it at HR), G-Newt really brought it to national attention when he started saying it on TV. But, I didn't take much of that very seriously until the triple decker of policy debates following the Lamont win in Connecticut, the strange analysis of the London Roundup, and the long awaited ceasefire.
Primed on such discussion, DADvocate was good enough to direct my traffic to The Misguided Blonde, who has taken the WWIII talk to heart, and started some very serious media & blog checks on the subject here, here, and here. (In chronological order)
The roundup she has created (is creating?) is a good place to start up with the WWIII discussion in earnest. As I said before, I think WWIII talk isn't premature. The 'Doomsday Clock' should be set right now at 3 minutes to midnight (IMHO), having just come back from 2 minutes (with respect to the weekend's Ceasefire & the Apprehension), and we would do very well to look at this seriously and figure out a way to turn back time, or to figure out how we're going to need to respond once midnight comes and goes, and all the lights are off again.