Justice Still Missing for Liberty
By Journal Staff on Fri, Jun 15, 2012
ON JUNE 8, 1967, Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats attacked in international waters the American intelligence vessel USS Liberty, killing 34 American sailors and wounding 174. American carrier planes were launched but immediately recalled by President Lyndon Johnson, who said that he did not want to “embarrass my ally,” who at the moment were strafing the Liberty’s life rafts.
To this day the official position of the Israeli and American governments is that the incident was an accident, which is about as likely as the attack on Pearl Harbor being accidental.
It makes me ashamed to be an American.
RICHARD M. BERTHOLD