I had a moment of epiphany recently reading the brilliant Smirking Chimp.
"It's time to say it. THERE IS NO WAR ON TERROR. There can never be. A war on "terror" is as delusional a concept as a "war on panic," "a war on elation," "a war on consternation," "a war on alarm" or "a war on happy." They are feelings, not groups of angry people".
Brilliant thought, simple language. Wish I had thought of it.