For a couple years now, one term that I'm hearing thrown around a lot is "the war on terror." That seems to me to be a silly term... As far as I know, wars are typically fought between two nation and sometimes more... Well, I checked the CIA world fact book, and I can't seem to find a nation with the name "Terror." In fact, I'm pretty sure that "terror" is this noun right here: ter·ror ( tµr“…r) n. 1. Intense, overpowering fear. See note at fear . 2. One that instills intense fear: a rabid dog that became the terror of the neighborhood. 3. The ability to instill intense fear: the terror of jackboots pounding down the street. 4. Violence committed or threatened by a group to intimidate or coerce a population, as for military or political purposes. 5. Informal An annoying or intolerable pest: that little terror of a child. [Middle English terrour from Old French terreur from Latin terror from terr¶re to frighten] --AHD Now if I'm wrong, then that changes a lot of things, but I believe that as far as this "war on terror" is concerned, we are referring to definition #4. I suppose that a country could declare a war on terror, just as much as a country could declare a war on drugs (and that worked beautifully). While we're at it, why not declare war on evil, corruption, rape, treachery, and any other bad things that come to mind? Why not declare war on death? Or how about a war on stupidity: why not push absurdity to the absolute limit?