Tues 06/15.10 – British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the UK Parliment in regards to Lord Saville’s report on Bloody Sunday.
Ah, Ireland, you break my heart, but today I am greatly heartened on your behalf. It is truly extraordinary in the true sense of the word to have a conservative prime minister to apologize to the people of Northern Ireland.
“What happened should have never ever happened.”
“On behalf of our government, indeed of our country, I am deeply sorry.”
Thank you, Mr. Cameron. Thank you, Lord Saville and all the investigators and staffers of the report commission. Thank you to all of the witnesses, survivors, families, officials, army folk, and others who gave testimonies and interviews for this matter to be parsed out.
The Saville Report
News, Video, & Commentary:
BBC : Bloody Sunday report published
The New York Times : Cameron Calls N. Ireland Killings ‘Unjustified’
Video of Cameron’s Apology For ‘Bloody Sunday,’ and Footage From 1972
The Irish Times : “On behalf of our country I am deeply sorry” – British prime minister David Cameron
The Guardian : Bloody Sunday report: 38 years on, justice at last
Making Light : “Both unjustified and unjustifiable”
Metafilter : After 38 years, the truth