Just as the Reagan administration manufactured the War on Drugs in the 1980s, the Bush administration has manufactured the War on Terror.
In "Waiting to Get Blown Up," a 7/27 Washington Post article, even the soldiers on the ground see the futility of these made up wars:
"At this point, it seems like the war on drugs in America," added Spec. David Fulcher, 22, a medic from Lynchburg, Va., who sat alongside Steffey. "It's like this never-ending battle, like, we find one IED, if we do find it before it hits us, so what? You know it's just like if the cops make a big bust, next week the next higher-up puts more back out there."