Remember that time the U.S. shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing all 290 on board, including 66 children, and then refused to apologize for doing it?
"I will never apologize for the United States. I don’t care what the facts are. I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — Vice President (and then-presidential candidate) George H.W. Bush, commenting on the downed airliner, 8/2/1988
That quote makes me sick.
LTMC: I actually did not know about this. My only defense is that I was 4 years old at the time, and the government apparently did a great job of glossing over the history books on this one. Also, that GHWB quote is solid gold, thought not as solid as the solid gold dancers.
He actually said that basic quote throughout the the 1988 campaign:
Also, the United States has since expressed it’s deep regret over the loss of life or some BS like that, but never made an official apology. Then again, I don’t even know if the United States recognized Iran’s government at the time. There certainly weren’t diplomatic relations.
Anyway, the point being that you can’t compare the two incidents without comparing their political situations, which are dramatically different.