Is it an effort to make international amends? Or avoid getting sued? Gen. John Sheehan, the former NATO commander, is v. v. sorry for claiming Dutch’s gay soldiers were responsible for that Bosnian war massacre.
“To be clear, the failure on the ground in Srebrenica was in no way the fault of the individual soldiers,” Sheehan writes in an apology letter written to Dutch Army Gen. General Henk van den Breemen. “I am sorry that my recent public recollection of those discussions of 15 years ago inaccurately reflected your thinking on some specific social issues in the military. It is also regrettable that I allowed you to be pulled into a public debate.”
S’cool, Johnny boy. It’s just, like, you wouldn’t want anyone blaming civilian deaths on immutable characteristics, like your Irish heritage.