An Apology 20 Years Too Late

From the November 8, 2011 edition of the NYT:

In a move that analysts say is highly unusual for a top-level diplomat, Mr. Jeffrey has lately apologized to Iraqi politicians and tribal leaders in the Shiite-dominated south for the United States inaction during the 1991 popular uprising. Particularly galling for the Iraqis was that President George Bush publicly encouraged the revolt and then allowed American forces to stand by while it was suppressed by Saddam Hussein’s helicopter gunships and execution squads in a bloodbath that claimed tens of thousands of lives.

Lest we forget, the Shia were not the only ones our government led on & then abandoned to Saddam’s Republicn Guard butchers, as the extract from the iBookstore version of LSJ (above) shows.

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