Who said, “Our country, right or wrong”?

Naval officer Stephen Decatur, hero of campaigns against Barbary Coast privateers and the War of 1812 said, “Our country, right or wrong”.

Decatur made his famous remark in a toast at a dinner in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1815:

“Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right. But our country, right or wrong.”

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