The "war on terror" reminds me of Yogi Berra driving with his wife, and telling her that "we're lost, but we're making good time".
And really, who hasn't done that. But now we learn that the 'watch list' of the TSA has grown to over a million names because- who knew?- terrorists will also use false names. So, on to the list must go, not only the names of Abdul Gonna Killyu, but also his false identities of Ima Hogg and Yura Ful. In fact, it turns out that eventually you must list everybody, because, gee, you just never know.
This insanity is the logical follow-on to our 'war on drugs', which has created not only the largest 'drug problem' of any nation, but also the largest prison population. At this rate, we'll be there in no time.
We're lost, but we're making good time. And to an American, that's all that really matters.