Report: Bush Authorizes Covert Offensive Against Iran
The website CounterPunch is reporting President Bush has signed a secret finding authorizing a covert offensive against the Iranian regime. Bush's secret directive covers actions from Lebanon to Afghanistan. Journalist Andrew Cockburn reports the directive is "unprecedented in its scope" and permits the assassination of targeted officials.
Source: Democracy Now!
Unless the U.S. is in a formally declared state of war against the state of a particular official assassinated, such killing would constitute premeditated murder under the mundane law.