There is not technical "war" in Iraq or anywhere with the US for that matter. Congress is the only one that can declare war and they have not done so.The Geneva Convention should be amended to include terrorists. Even constitutions have amendments, so are we to say that the Geneva Convention is all powerful and immune to change?
I would define a terrorist as one who employs terroristic activities for personal or political gain. Now we have to define terroristic activities. This is a term that would be very broad and inclusive indeed. One might find it difficult to do so without being very specific and general at the same time.
I wouldn't say that is was impossible...just difficult. It can be done, but I doubt that it ever will be.
I just did....read a few posts back. It's their actions that would be difficult to define because terrorism has, inherently, a wide array of possibilities.
You asked to define "terrorist"...not "terrorism". I was referring to my definition of a terrorist.