Some dispatches from a few of our most popular wars on nouns.
War on Drugs
So this is just coming out, you are thinking, and now those agents will be subject to investigation and possibly criminal charges? Well, the DEA is way ahead of you, and has disciplined these guys already! “The agents later admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.” (Source)
War on Terror
The terrorist group every arms manufacturer is silently toasting these days is ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. And where do their weapons come from? Well, according to this NY Times report, a huge chunk of their weapons and ammo comes from the good old U.S. of A. Seems every militant group in the Middle East trades directly or indirectly with pretty much every other militant group in the Middle East. So by continuing to arm any of the factions over there, we eventually arm them all. Including most of those who are shooting at our soldiers over there.
War on Christmas
The annual Faux News kvetching about the “war on Christmas” starts right around Black Friday every year. The “war on Easter” doesn’t get as much play, especially not this year when there’s distraction of an Indiana Pious Pizza Parlor to raise a million bucks for so they can afford to close their business and publicly hate LGBTQ people full-time. This is all of a piece with Fox and the right wing in general continuing to claim that the US is a Christian nation. The fact that this is patently false just increases Fox’s interest in selling people on it. The Indiana law is an extension of that same ridiculous notion. This notion has enabled (and subsequently been emboldened by) the worst Supreme Court decision since Dred Scott: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.