On the other hand, these attacks do appear to be terrorism against the Iraqi people. Forcing civilians in front of militants or forcing them to drive into checkpoints in cars full of explosives — that's terrorism. Kaplan conveintly ignores that aspect of the issue because it would detract from his bashing of the Bush administration. Although, to be fair to Kaplan he does quote Ari Fleischer as saying “We're really dealing with elements of terrorism inside Iraq that are being employed now against our troops” which can be taken by a reasonable person to indicate the the claim of terrorism is based solely on the actions taken against our troops. I think that the Bush administration could just clean up the language a bit and be fine and lay a nice little rhetorical trap.