As a general matter, I cannot agree that the "War on [....]" formula can be problematic to the degree it invites a suspension of our ordinary caution.
Cops firmly believe in one thing.
This kind of statement is rarely accurate.
I have yet to encounter the group who do not mirror the basic bell curve of humanity generally with a small number of extraordinary people at one end, and a small number of people one would rather not meet at the other end.
POs, like attorneys, have an inherent PR problem: when most people encounter one, they are not having a good day.