Oil Tycoon, CIA Chief, President: George H.W. Bush was the Epitome of American Empire – Astute News
A similar response was given when asked about the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 that was shot down on in July 1988 by US Navy, resulting in the death of 290 people, including 66 children. When asked if the US owed Tehran an apology, Bush shot back: “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.”
In conclusion, it seems fair to say that George H.W. Bush was one of those American leaders who was so aligned with the ‘elite’ – since birth – that he was unable to appreciate the cares of ordinary people, both at home, abroad and on the battlefield. This description comes close to explaining Washington’s approach to foreign policy.
Much like the 41st president, Washington feels no compulsion to explain its increasingly erratic behavior to a world that has suffered so much destruction on its behalf. That’s because, in its twisted vision of the world, America believes it is beyond doubt, beyond explanation, beyond apologies. It will continue to stake out its interests in foreign lands and pursue military conflicts as it deems necessary.