"Iran Air Flight 655"
"Jon Stewart: Reagan's Reaction To Soviets Downing Jet With 53 Americans Aboard"
I challenge "The Reagan Faithful" to watch this Stewart clip and then demonstrate sufficient courage to forward it to just one other person. Just one.http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2014/07/jon-stewart-reagans-reaction-to-soviet.html
"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." - George Bush, Aug 2 1988
These are the words of the (at time) Vice President of the United States after a civilian aircraft carrying 290 passengers, 66 of which were children, was shot down by the reckless USS Vincennes on July 3, 1988. The cover-up and lack of apology, continues to this day.
Even if the aircraft had been an Iranian F-14, Iran argued, the U.S. would have had no right to shoot it down. The aircraft was flying within Iranian airspace and did not follow a path that could be considered an attack profile, nor did it illuminate the Vincennes with radar. During the incident, the Vincennes had also covertly entered Iranian territorial waters without first declaring war, while aiding Iraq's 1980–1988 war against Iran. Regardless of any mistakes made by the crew, the U.S. was fully responsible for the actions of its warship under international law."
Alan: There is not a bucket big enough to hold the scum.
Ronald Reagan's core message that "government is the problem" unleashed the obstructionism, dysfunction, incivility and decline that characterize contemporary "conservatism." No American president has so corroded America's collaborative purpose. Almost singlehandedly, Ronald Reagan seeded the demise of America's Social Contract and with it the principles of Common Good and General Welfare.
Future generations will despise this man.
All the above are quotations are verbatim.