I was never satisfied with the Israeli explanation. Their sustained attack to disable and sink Liberty precluded an assault by accident or some trigger-happy local commander. Through diplomatic channels we refused to accept their explanations. I didn't believe them then, and I don't believe them to this day. The attack was outrageous.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Today is the 44th anniversary of the Israeli government's attack on the USS Liberty during the Six-Day War. Read about the infamous assault, which killed 34 men, and the shameless cover-up here.
Former Secretary of State Dean Rusk, 1990