2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
February 6, 2001 - Introduced by Representatives Schneider, Ladwig, Albers and
Boyle. Referred to Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs.
AR7,1,2 1Relating to: calling upon the U.S. Congress to investigate the attack on the U.S.S.
AR7,1,53 Whereas, on June 8, 1967, the U.S.S. Liberty, while operating in international
4waters in the eastern Mediterranean, was the target of an attack by Israel's war
5planes and torpedo boats; and
AR7,1,86 Whereas, this attack killed 34 members of the U.S.S. Liberty's crew and
7wounded 171 other United States personnel on board, in addition to causing
8extensive damage to the ship; and
AR7,1,119 Whereas, there continues to be controversy surrounding the attack with sailors
10who believe the attack was deliberate and by others who believe the attack was a
11mistake by the Israeli military; and
AR7,1,1412 Whereas, aircraft dispatched from aircraft carriers to aid the U.S.S. Liberty
13were recalled, in violation of U.S. military law, resulting in 25 of the 34 deaths of
14American servicemen; and
1Whereas, the sailors and their families should have closure of this tragic attack
2and its aftermath; and
AR7,2,43 Whereas, the U.S.S. Liberty's disaster is the only naval disaster that has never
4been fully investigated by Congress; now, therefore, be it
AR7,2,8 5Resolved by the assembly, That the Wisconsin assembly calls upon Congress
6to immediately investigate the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty that was perpetrated by
7the armed forces of the state of Israel on June 8, 1967, in order to determine the truth
8behind the attack; and, be it further
AR7,2,11 9Resolved, That the Wisconsin assembly urges Congress to determine why
10aircraft dispatched to aid the U.S.S. Liberty were recalled in direct violation of U.S.
11military law and custom; and, be it further
AR7,2,15 12Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this resolution
13to the president and secretary of the U.S. senate, to the speaker and clerk of the U.S.
14house of representatives, and to each member of this state's congressional
AR7,2,1616 (End)