- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The arrogance of Iran is fully evident. In the wake of the recent U.S. drone crash, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi declared, “Instead of apologizing, they, with a brazen face, ask for the return of the plane.”

In the wake of the Iranians’ past conduct - the 1979 hostage crisis, decades-long terrorism sponsorship and nuclear ambitions - Americans with heads held high must tell Tehran it can go begging for its apology because it won’t be forthcoming. For once, let’s remember who we still are as a nation.

JOE HAMMELL

Waynesboro, Pa.