If fear was removed from the perceptions of the community, the reality of the war on terror would be starkly exposed for what it really is.

The question remains of course, that if these devices worked so well and the ideology of the war on terror was so easy to believe in, how duplicitous does that make the American public? Forget Iraq or Iran, maybe it is the threat of complacency that we should be most concerned about.   Debunking Clausewitz: Why There Is No Global War on Terror.
American Chronicle, CA - Feb 1, 2007   ... “a prerequisite to surrender.”