Originally Posted by Brutha
Then you mean that if you say "the US made a decision to attack Iraq" you could plausibly mean something different with the term US then when you say "the US stagged a covert operation inside another country"?
In one case the definition includes a necessity that the president or his advisors are behind the attack and in the other case it doesn't?
I have not said that. How did you reach this conclusion from my statement?
If I say - US invaded Iraq - that means the President and his advisers took a decision to invade Iraq.
If I say - the US stagged a covert operation inside another country - I still mean that it was a government decision to stage a covert operation as happened in case of Bin Laden
Can you tell me in simple words what this is all about? All newspapers use the term "the US". Why are you ignoring the context?