It would have made for bad politics. Bad relations between The US and Israel. Truth is the casulty in politics.
Yes, well we see the race card, the ethnic card, the religious card played ALL of the time.
You cannot pick and choose when you find IT distasteful and when you find it suitable.
I don't think any of our allies trust America any more.
The list grows thin. And what holds is weak, shallow.
Note: The US would have done the same thing IF another Nation, even Israel, had their Spy Ships monitoring Our Transmitions during War Time with another Nation.
And like Israel, would have then declared it a "mistake" and apologized.
Surviving 'Liberty' crew members would not be silenced. They kept demanding an open inquiry and tried to tell their story of deliberate attack to the media. Israel's government worked behind the scenes to thwart these efforts, going so far as having American pro-Israel groups accuse 'Liberty's' survivors of being 'anti-Semites' and 'Israel-haters.' Major TV networks cancelled interviews with the crew. A book about the 'Liberty' by crewman James Ennes' was dropped from distribution.
This is Jews at their bests . No wonder Germans did what they did