Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sorry, But I Really Didn't Say Sorry

Irish and British newspapers have reported that the Danish culture minister, Brian Mikkelsen, has offered an official apology for the destruction and havoc the Vikings wrecked on Ireland more than 1,000 years ago.

But in an interview with the Danish newspaper Politiken, Mikkelsen denied having said the S-word during a visit to Dublin to mark the arrival of the replica Viking ship, Havhingsten (the Sea Stallion):

"What I mentioned in my speech was 'it did a lot of damages to the Irish people', but we don't apologise for what the Vikings did 1,000 years ago. That was the way you acted back then."
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