"I will never apologize for the United States of America. I don't care about the facts".
George H. W. Bush, speaking about the US shooting down of a civilian Iranian airline in 1988, which killed 290 people, including 66 children.
We are now in a mini-media uproar about the Scottish pardoning of Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am 103. Great indignation flows from the talking heads. 270 people died! And the man convicted was pardoned!
The man responsible for the shooting down of the Iranian airline, Captain William Rogers, was not convicted or imprisoned. He was given a medal.
The US in 1988 was backing Iraq in its (US sponsored) war against Iran.