Originally Posted by Brutha
Uncovering covert operations is a different question. According to your definition an CIA attack on Iran doesn't count as an US attack on Iran if the US president and his advisors didn't know anything about the attack.
I have not said that anywhere.
Even in case of covert attack, the moral responsibility still lies with that government.
I thought the main point was the definition of "the US". Are we clear that when I say the US attacked Iraq, I mean the US president and his advisers took a decision to attack Iraq?