Originally Posted by cnredd
According to that logic, muderers aren't "murderers" anymore once the murder is complete...
It's a bit of a different situation there considering the usage of the word. Normally we would say that a person who has murdered is a murderer. Is a person who has dressed up in drag once or twice for Halloween a cross dresser? No. Is a person who lies on very rare occasion a liar? Technically but we wouldn't call that person a liar in our language usage.
America associates with terrorists every day through our relationship with Israel, Lybia, Ireland, even Mexico if we are to adhere to your definition of the word terrorist.