From a friend:
This is what decency, authenticity, and moral leadership used to look like during crisis:
Today I immediately thought back to 1983 when the Soviets shot down KAL 007, and I just went back and watched Reagan’s national address on that day. He expressed his outrage at that atrocity, explained what the Soviets did complete with an audio recording of the pilot who shot down the plane, told the American people how the Soviets lie and keep news from their own people, and how their pilots can’t have radios capable of transmitting on international frequencies to prevent against defections. He explained what measures we, the U. S., were going to take in response. He explained the need for a strong defense, and referenced peace through strength.