8 June 2012 is the 45th anniversary of the sudden and brutal attack on the US Naval ship, the USS Liberty. 34 US Sailors, Marines and civilians were killed when the Israel Defense Force repeatedly attacked for more than nine hours. The attack was not the worst part of this tragedy.
To add horrendous insult to injury the administration of the then sitting President gave orders for responding US forces to stand-down and not render combat support. Except for the few surviving crew members and family sadly there are not many who remember or care.
There is always another war and more dead American service members. But this was not war it was an attack by an alleged friend. Some answers would be nice; some closure would be even better—if there is such a thing.