December 29, 1998

On This Date in! in 1998, Khmer Rouge leaders apologized for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives. As the Khmer Rouge leaders tried to explain, they were only going to kill and torture around 25,000, just to show the rest of Cambodia what they were up against, but once the killing and torturing started, it was like eating peanuts and it became impossible to stop. They finished their written apology with the statement, “Sorry. My bad.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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