Why on Earth would he apologize to the WHOLE of Europe for his perceived arrogance of the WHOLE of America. He no more knows Europeans than he knows Americans.
Why would he apologize to the Muslims by telling them we make mistakes and that we aren't perfect? Of course those things are true... but to apologize for something EVERYONE on Earth does is stupidity.
Why would he apologize for the United States dictating terms? Have our "terms" actually been detrimental to those we are trying to help? And when have we NOT tried to forge partnerships?
Why, for the love of god, would he make a statement telling the world that we made decisions based on our fear? Why would any GREAT leader stand before other leaders and tell them his country is afraid? Is it to form some sort of sympathy or empathy for future negotiations? I think not... all that does is make our allies (if we have any left) believe that any decisions we make in the future will always be based on how afraid we are at that moment. And WTF? He has the audacity to stand there and tell them that our government LIED and falsified evidence to fit our purposes? First of all... what kind of president says that... and who is he trying to impress? Secondly... we are by far more honest with the world than other "individuals".
Why would he apologize for Guantanamo by stating that it's very existance is a detrement on our values?
When will we stop apologizing for slavery and segregation? Where in America is slavery and segregation still practiced? If it is practiced... then why? And if it is... then why isn't it on the news every night? Why? Because it's outlawed... because the bulk of America knows that every man and woman is a human being and all are the same in that respect. Those who are racist are those who dwell upon the past and won't let others move on. And those who are true racist... the people who truly hate others for being different than themselves... well, they definately help those who won't let it go by making the rest of us look bad.
Top 10 Obama Apologies - HUMAN EVENTS
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1. Apology to Europe: Speech in Strasbourg, France, April 3. “In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe‘s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”
2. Apology to the Muslim world: Interview with Al Arabiya, January 27. “My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect.”
3. Apology to the Summit of the Americas: Address to the Summit of the Americas, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 17. “While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms.”
4. Apology at the G-20 Summit of World Leaders: News conference in London, April 2. “I just think in a world that is as complex as it is, that it is very important for us to be able to forge partnerships as opposed to simply dictating solutions.”
5. Apology for the War on Terror: Speech in Washington, D.C., May 21. “Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. I believe that many of these decisions were motivated by a sincere desire to protect the American people. But I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight, that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions.”
6. Apology for Guantanamo in France: Speech in Strasbourg, France, April 3. “In dealing with terrorism, we can’t lose sight of our values and who we are. That’s why I closed Guantanamo. That’s why I made very clear that we will not engage in certain interrogation practices. I don’t believe that there is a contradiction between our security and our values. And when you start sacrificing your values, when you lose yourself, then over the long term that will make you less secure.”
7. Apology for America before the Turkish Parliament: Speech to the Turkish Parliament, Ankara, Turkey, April 6. “The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history. Facing the Washington Monument that I spoke of is a memorial of Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed those who were enslaved even after Washington led our Revolution. Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans.”
8. Apology for U.S. Policy toward the Americas: Editorial “Choosing a Better Future in the Americas,” April 16. “Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities, and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas.”
9. Apology for the Mistakes of the CIA: Remarks to CIA employees at Langley, Va., April 29. “Don’t be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we’ve made some mistakes.”
10. Apology for Guantanamo: Speech in Washington, D.C., May 21. “There is also no question that Guantanamo set back the moral authority that is America’s strongest currency in the world.”