It seems to me that the phrase “War on _____,” where the blank is not a country, nor an army, is doomed to failure. It also seems to me that these “wars,” due, perhaps, to cognitive dissonance, are wildly popular.
War on Terror, War on Drugs, War on Poverty.
It further seems to me that the right has seen this, and has co-opted the phrase for cynical use - to excite the natives without promise of any particular delivery.
War on Christmas, War on Religion, War on Marriage.
“War on,” therefore, should set off alarms in anyone’s head that they’re being used, and should reject the cause immediately.
Anyone see any problems with that argument?