The definition of words in the war on terror has been taking a real beating these days. For example: What do you call a foreigner who sneaks into another country, builds bombs, targets innocent civilians and even commits suicide in the process of killing as many citizens of that country as possible.
In Iraq these foreign bombers are insurgents, not terrorists, as they would be described anywhere but Iraq. Those who bombed Spain, London, New York and Bali were and are terrorists. NOT IN IRAQ!
Only in Iraq does the American mainstream media, starting with the New York Times, call these Iraqi terrorists everything but terrorists.