Saturday, March 29, 2008

Oops, Sorry About That.

In this post, I mentioned the case of a US Navy-contracted ship firing on a small boat in the Suez Canal, killing one man in the boat.

Well, it turns out that the small boat was just a Port Said bumboat, and President Bush has had to issue an official apology for killing a souvenir salesman.

Sailors seem a mite trigger-happy in that part of the world these days. I am sorry for the accident, but the rules now aren't as they once were, and a minor headline would have been a major headline if that Port Said bumboat had been a terrorist attack like that which damaged the USS Cole.

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