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posted 10 November 2003 04:58 PM      Profile for evenflow        Edit/Delete Post
Israel's 1967 attack on the USS Liberty


White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 - 12:55 PM
by Russell Mokhiber

Mokhiber: Are you familiar with Israel's 1967 attack on the USS Liberty?

Scott McClellan: No, not really.

Mokhiber: What happened was - they attacked it, and 34 Americans were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Ever since that attack, the U.S. and Israel say it was a mistake. But Admiral Thomas Moorer, who was the former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, held a press conference last week announcing an investigation finding that it was a deliberate attack. There was an attorney there from the Navy inquiry who said it was a deliberate attack, but Johnson's White House told them to change the story. Moorer wants a Congressional investigation. For every U.S. ship attacked, there has been a Congressional investigation - except for this one. Would the President support a Congressional investigation -

Scott McClellan: I don't know enough about this issue to comment on it.


It is nice to get a bird's eye view of how questions are answered by Scott McClellan, the newest White House mouthpiece, even though it's usually a go-nowhere situation. The latest question happens to be about Israel's attack on the USS Liberty which is why I posted it here in the middle east forum, but there are many other interesting and non-middle east related questions too. Thought others might enjoy knowing about this ongoing piece.

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