... But in its current usage, "terrorism" cannot by committed by a country. When the USA bombed the pharmaceutical factory in the Sunday on the mistaken advice from the CIA that it was a chemical weapons factory, that was not an act of terrorism. It was pretty stupid. The resulting shortage of medicines probably killed thousands of people, but it was not an "act of terrorism" within the current meaning of the word, because the USA government did it officially. And they apologized for it. That's very important. No self-respecting terrorist ever apologizes. It's one of the few things that distinguishes legitimate governments from terrorists.
So, it was really difficult for President Bush to know whom to bomb after the World Trade Center outrage. If a country like Bermuda or New Zealand had done it then it would have been simple -- he could have bombed the Bahamas and Australia. It must have been really irritating that the people who perpetrated such a horrendous catastrophe were not a nation. What's more, terrorists -- unlike a country -- won't keep still in one place so you can bomb them. Terrorists have this annoying habit of moving around and sometimes even leaving the country. It's all very un-American (apart from the training, that is).
Heh, the man is a genius.
That's a quote from his book, Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror: Observations and Denunciations by a Founding Member of Monty Python. Now if only the title was shorter...