William Potts: I'm not the "homesick hijacker" from Tracey Eaton on Vimeo.
William Potts denied feeling homesick for the United States before leaving Cuba in 2013, despite persistent media reports calling him "the homesick hijacker."
Instead, Potts expressed some ambivalence toward the U.S., saying:
It's a crazy place, but it's home.Potts said he will likely feel homesick for Cuba and envisions returning to the Caribbean country to live once he settles his legal problems.
His trial on air piracy and other charges is set for April 14 in Fort Lauderdale. Potts said once his legal problems are settled, he envisions returning to Cuba.
But he made clear his roots and family are in the U.S. He's not a man without a country. He said:
I'm not a black Nathan Hale.Nathan Hale was an American patriot executed in 1776 for spying on British troops. His famous last words were:
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.