Thursday, 22 January 2009

"I'll never apologize for the United States of America..."

George H.W. Bush (you know.. the older one ... that hates broccoli?)

In August 1988 Newsweek quoted the (then) vice president as saying

I'll never apologize for the United States of America. Ever, I don't care what the facts are."

in regard to the shooting down of Iran Air Flight 655, also known as IR655. A civilian airliner shot down by US missiles fired from the USS Vincennes on Sunday 3 July 1988, whilst flying in Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.

You know what?

More than 30 years on... and still no apology for: killing all 290 passengers and crew aboard, including 66 children, ranking it seventh among the deadliest airliner fatalities.

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