We, the United States of America, your top quality supplier of ideals of democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service outage was located, and the software responsible was replaced on 4 November 2008.
Early tests of the newly installed program were promising. They were borne out when beta-testing was complete. The updated code has been fully functional since 20 January 2009 and is now showing measurable results.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to resuming full service and hope to improve in years to come. Thank you for your patience and your understanding,
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA