gadflyfisher wrote:Google navy search and rescue. Any place, any time. It is part of what they do.Being the son of a former Navy frogger, during the Korean War, I'm fully aware of the responsibilities of the United States Navy. Can you say that if you were involved in similar accident, that the same resources would have been utilized to locate you? Not even remotely possible! Even President Clinton came under fire for his decisions. I don't take any satisfaction in his tragic death or the others, but in both your mind and ditchdoc's the Kennedy's are the exception. At any cost.
The unprecedented interagency effort to recover the bodies and wreckage of a private plane flown by a private citizen is testament to the deep symbolism and historical importance that many Americans attach to the Kennedy name. The effort also has raised questions about whether other private citizens would receive similar treatment. President Clinton, who is close to the Kennedy family, defended the effort at a news conference today and said he had spoken with Navy officials Monday about whether the search should continue. The officials believed they could succeed with more time, and Clinton recounted today that he told them "I would support and defend" a decision to continue.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/na ... 072299.htm