Why does President Obama keep aplologizing for America? Is Michelle proud now?

@wlee9696 (595)
United States
September 24, 2009 12:47pm CST
I am so sick of hearing our President apologize for our country. I do not feel that there is anything to apologize for. I feel it irresponsible for him to assume that we the people ( yes our constitution isn't dead yet) want him to apologize for us. When he says he is apologizing for the American people he is wrong! I would think that as a President who is suppose to be representing ALL of the United States he should not be about making blanket apologies. This really degrades him and us.
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• Canada
24 Sep 09
As the president, it's his job to speak for the country, and with millions of citizens, he obviously isn't going to be able to give an opinion/statement that every individual person agrees with. I'm also sure that the families who've lost children/brothers/sisters/mothers/fathers due to your country's war, for example, would appreciate the apology, and I think it's a bit cold to say that your country has nothing to apologize for. As a person, I know I've done things that I'm sorry for. It's a part of being human. And so are the people making up and running the country you live in. It's ignorant to think that you've (as a country) never made a mistake. Please.
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@wlee9696 (595)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Well it's a lot more important he understand and express what the majority of Americans think / feel than his need to repeatedly apologize to others. America has helped almost every country in the world. No one turns down the money. We don't have anything to apologize for (except maybe that I misspelled apologize in the title). Other countries love to point their fingers and tell us how bad we are but we are going broke sending them money.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I am also sick of hearing him apologize for everything. and it is an embarrassment to the people of the US, because we have nothing to be sorry for.
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@jb78000 (15173)
25 Sep 09
yes you do. so do just about all countries. in about two minutes i'm going to start a discussion apologising for whatever the uk has done. india springs to mind...and i can think of lots of more recent stuff too. same with your country.
@laglen (19780)
• United States
24 Sep 09
wlee, I agree he is wrong to apologize to the world for us. It is his job to unite us, not knock us down. The response above mine, I understand and of course nobody is perfect but I do not think that we need to apologize to the world until they apologize to us. See how dumb that is?
@wlee9696 (595)
• United States
24 Sep 09
He ran his campaign under unity. He has shown anything but that. I am very disappointed in his performance, but that's another post. I resent his apologies. All these countries want our money and they want us to hand it to them with an apology and without telling them how to use it. I owe them nothing. We need to be using that money here and saving our own country. We can't help others till we help ourselves.
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@connierebel (1571)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Apparently Obama feels it is more important to boost his personal image in the eyes of the rest of the world than to work for the best interests of the country he is supposed to represent. He seems to have some secret agenda to destroy this country as a world power.