posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 09:15 PM
This may be a simplistic approach, but I think the WOT is a replacement for the Cold War.
During the Cold War, the US had an identifiable enemy: Communism and the USSR.
Then the Wall came down and we said the Cold War was no longer
Terrorism against the US is not really such a new event. I saw a time line somewhere that there have been terrorist act against America and/or its
citizens for many years, and surely before we declared War on it.
So, we know have the WOT with a new identifiable enemy.
I'm sure there is more than one reason for the label WOT, but I do think the country's need to have fear among the populace is one very big reason.
And, and also to create an us VS. them situation to mobilize the nation.