Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Cameron on Bloody Sunday: 'I am deeply sorry'

Don't think 'sorry' is easily said... But some politics do take the courage to pronounce the word. British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is deeply sorry for the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" massacre, telling lawmakers that an investigation into Northern Ireland's biggest mass killing by British soldiers showed the attack was unjustified. Cameron says the report shows there is "no ambiguity" about what happened that day, and that British soldiers fired first and even killed injured protesters trying to flee.  
Check out these links to learn more about it.

The Guardian
BBC news
Northern Ireland - The history
Bloody Sunday Trust

Go here  for the song lyrics.
This song is noted for its militaristic drumbeat, simple but harsh guitar, and melodic harmonies. 
One of U2's most overtly political songs, its lyrics describe the horror felt by an observer of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, mainly focusing on the Bloody Sunday incident in Derry where British troops shot at civil rights marchers. 

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