According to the dictionary;
war - 1 a (1): a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations (2): a period of such armed conflict
terrorism - violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands
If you keep reading the two definitions, you could blur them together, but one is not the other.
War on the U.S. was declared long before Clinton and W sat in the White House. And these radical Islamists use terror to further their cause and get attention. But nothing is a bigger attention-getter than a couple of $1M Tomahawk cruise missiles being lobbed at your building. 23 of them. Fired from US Navy ships by order of President Clinton in 1993.
I must've missed the protests...didn't see any....anywhere. So I guess 15 yrs ago, it was okay to bomb Baghdad as long as it's a Democrat doing it. I don't know, my head hurts now.