Originally Posted by Brutha
You still don't notice that my point had nothing to do with punctiation and whether you format it as US, U.S. or USA?
Okay, then my make my point more directly:
There are a lot of people in the US. They have all sorts of different interests and persue all sorts of agenda's.
If you say "the US has a secret agenda" then you should be able to specifiy about which of those people in the US you are speaking.
Why is this valuable? Merging all those different interests together into a single ideal actor that's called "the US" is a simplification. That simplication prevents you from seeing how political decisions get made.
Understanding how political decisions get made is the basis for understand motivations for decisions.
In these kinds of discussions, I believe it is understood that when I say the US is planning to attack Iran, I don't mean a forum member from US is planning to attack Iran. I mean Obama and his advisers have taken a decision to attack Iran. Also, I don't mean Obama is personally going to attack, the actual attack will be done by the army. Obviously that means the hidden agenda refers to the politicians and the parties that are interested in those decisions.
I don't think anybody else participating in this thread have any trouble in understanding the context. Look at any newspaper how they refer to this matter. You have to take the context into account.
Here is a headline that I picked at random. It’s time for the U.S. and Europe to act on Iran