By Linn Washington, Jr.
Remember the Vincennes?
That’s the name of the U.S. Navy warship that shot down an Iranian airliner with missiles in 1988, killing all 290 people aboard that airplane.
That shootdown, where 60 children perished, was an accident, according to the U.S. Navy’s official report. However, many, including military personnel, considered that report a whitewash.
That U.S. military attack on a civilian airliner occurred during a time when the administration of then U.S. President