Can we please not use the ridiculous Fox News term "homicide bombing". A suicide bomber is someone who sets off a bomb and dies while doing so. What is a homicide bomber? Anyone who sets off a bomb and kills someone else? One term helps describe the bombing, the other one is just redundant and creepily Orwellian.
As for terrorism...
Main Entry: ter·ror·ism
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
Have we become the thing that we are fighting against?
The public was understandably riled up after 9/11, and the government used that anger and fear to motivate support for their attack on Iraq. They went from one reason to the next. All of them false. And since the WMD reason is false, and the "ties to 9/11" reason is false, and the humantiarian concern BS was just something they made up to supplement the other falsehoods, I can only assume that we are there as part of the same policy that we have had for years, which is that we require a foothold in the middle east to provide stability for capitalism in an environment where islamic fundamentalism threatens to nationalize any corporate interests there. Why do you think Rumsfeld was all buddy buddy with Saddam Hussein back in the 80s? It's because Hussein was fighting against Iran. Our Gov't didn't mind at the time that he was also gassing his own folks, of course. How dare those Iraqis not be happy with our presence. After we SUPPORTED HUSSEIN for cryin out loud. And then go to war with them, and then we throw sanctions on them that result in the deaths of millions, and then we invade them again. Really...how dare they be upset that we are there. How...inconsiderate?
Just because americans can't remember anything past however long it takes to watch an episode of Who Wants To Marry a Millionaire doesn't mean that the rest of the world suffers the same short-term memory.