The War on Terror is poorly named
This Reason article claims that the War on Terror is actually a war on jihadists, and is well worth reading.
“I think defining who the enemy is is a real problem in this war,” says Mary Habeck, a military historian at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. “If you can’t define who’s a real threat and who’s just exercising free speech, it’s a problem.” As it happens, Habeck is the author of one of three new books that, taken together, suggest the time is right to name the battle. It is a war on jihadism.
Go educate yourself a little bit. Call them Islamists, or jihadists, or Caliphatists or radical Muslims, but don’t do a disservice to the mission by continuing to allow the mission creep that is already threatening to lose this war for us. This is not a war against terror. You can’t fight a war against something that nebulous and win. This is a war against the people who want fundamentalist Islamic governments worldwide. This is a war against people who want a Caliphate that rules the East and eventually the West. This is a war against people who want to force their rigid belief system on EVERYONE.
Much like the War on Drugs is unwinnable, the War on Terror is a pipe dream. The moniker is being used as an excuse for government growth and abuses that would make most of the men and women who founded the United States of America turn over in their graves.