Holy War on Terror

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The phrase Holy War on Terror is intended as an ironic reference to the ways in which United States president George W. Bush's war on terror have taken on the aspects of a holy war – which is more or less exactly what the war on terror is supposed to be fighting against.

Bush and his administration have indicated in many ways – not the least of which was their intense push for passage of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 – that they are willing to sacrifice freedoms upon which America was supposedly founded (and guaranteed by the US constitution) in the supposed pursuit of terrorists.

In taking on the aspects of his enemy, Bush has shown that he has either no real understanding of, or perhaps no interest in defending, the democratic principles upon which the United States was founded.

If, as Bush has claimed, the terrorists hate us because they "hate our freedom", then by taking it away Bush is doing exactly what they want.