"We've already lost the 'War on Terror'"By Scott Shuster
Just to make sure I had a thorough understanding of what 'terror' is, I looked it up in Webster's dictionary:
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French terreur, from Latin terror, from terrEre to frighten; akin to Greek trein to be afraid, flee, tremein to tremble
1 : a state of intense fear
After all, I wanted to be knowledgeable and competent on the subject of 'terror' when my kid asks me why our president declared war on it. Why did President Bush declare war on a noun?
As much as Mr. Bush would like the country to believe that it's a simple concept - to protect America - I think it's really much more complicated than that. Most people with half a brain realize that it's a very complex issue, one that involves factions, territories, religion, and interests. A very complex issue that dates back, not decades, but centuries. However, George W. Bush and his entourage of pathological liars are too shallow to understand those complexities, so they ignorantly declare war... on a noun.
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