The first 2 words of anything the American government wants to erradicate, but knows the population won't back unless it sounds important, so it becomes "a war on XXX".
The war on drugs is worse for the US than the drugs themselfs.
by Dubya February 20, 2004
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Ridiculous and often impossible/implausible attempt to eliminate a problem, esp. used in government referring to problematic affaires du jour.
The president declared war on poverty today.
by Piratbox March 01, 2004
Often hyphenated. The rush of blood to the heads of members of the Bush Administration and other Republicans when stimulated by talk of preemptive strikes or other unnecessary military action.
Rumsfeld found it hard to hide his war-on as he explained to the press his strategy of Shock and Awe.
by K. A. Towner March 01, 2004
bush policy, everything is a war on something
"America, we are fighting a war on -insert anything here-, your tax dollars are useless"
by whymanwhy February 29, 2004
(from "War On" war on terror, the war on crime, the war on drugs) as a new word meaning "expensive, futile endeavor"
"dude your effort to lose weight is so waron, man!"
by smugbuddha July 28, 2009
A synonym of "stupid excuse to spend public money on nothing and gain votes by apprearing to address the problem of".
"Stupid excuse to spend public money on nothing and gain votes by apprearing to address the problem of drugs" or "Stupid excuse to spend public money on nothing and gain votes by apprearing to address the problem of terrorism" for example.
by sp0rkius February 29, 2004
It's actually one word ... waron ... rhymes with "moron" ... a totally inept soldier who's more of a liability to himself and his own troops than he is to the enemy ... doesn't know one end of a rifle from the other.
Look at that dumbass waron trying to peel a hand grenade!!!
by SpyGuy March 03, 2004