Were you on the Vincennes? The Senatoral investigating committee? No? Well, then.
He wasn't. I wasn't. And you weren't? And why not mention any Iranian investigation which was done? We don't just need the 'word' of Washington to ascertain what is the truth and what isn't.
In regards to IR655, I don't believe it was a deliberate act on the part of the US government. I do believe however it was a deliberate act on the part of Rogers, largely because he refused to follow orders and had the trigger finger.
As far as the US government
is concerned this was an accident. OK
, let's grant that. But, the first thing you do when you cause an accident is say SORRY
and you make things right. Reagan, of course, didn't say sorry. He say "We deeply regret any loss of life." Nowhere near saying sorry. No formal apology has ever been made.
You don't lie, you don't hide the truth, and you sure as hell don't protect and decorate those responsible.
Although it might have been an accident, or a mistake, people still need to be held accountable for their mistakes.
The US government's offer of US$61.8 million compensation in 1996 was a complete joke. Particularly after you consider that the US demanded US$2.7 billion from Libya for those killed on PA103.