Wars are not about ideals. Wars are about things, things people want. Telling people that wars are about religion or ideals is what is known as propaganda. No one wants to be the guy who is fighting over a “thing” because that makes you appear greedy.
Terror is not a group of people, or a country, it is a tactic used in war. Telling people that we are at war on terror is propaganda. It may be simplistic, but effective, to play a substitution game. Whenever they say “war on terror” substitute “war against people who want us out of their countries”. So we have a giant war against people who want us out of their countries, which makes it easier to understand why we need propaganda in order to propagate this myth. People in this country don’t want to believe that we are fighting people who just don’t want to buy what we are selling. Let me explain.