Pride in Independence Day! ...No Apologies!

United States
July 4, 2009 6:13pm CST
Will this be Obama's 11TH Apology? Comments please? Top 10 Obama Apologies Excerpted from article by Niles Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation. 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 strongest currency in the world.” http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=32296currency in the world.”
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@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Great list. What it shows is how out of touch America's foreign policy has been. America has collectively been a bit of a close-minded bully for too long. Maybe this year we can actually celebrate being a better member of the international community. Happy Fourth of July!
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• United States
5 Jul 09
Nah, when I see the look on dictator's faces after Obama gets done sucking face with them it kinda reminds me of old cartoons when a character's face turns into a donkey that says "jackass" LOL. Thats what I see as Obama's head after he's done with his new buddies.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
5 Jul 09
This is only his first year in office and at the rate that he is going, he will be able to fill a whole book with apologies lol. But you know, he is not a complete waste. My mom always told me that nobody in this world is useless. She said if all else fails,someone can always serve as a bad example. So maybe, of course after he ran this country into the ground, he can serve as an example for our next president how not to run a country.
• United States
5 Jul 09
You Mom was right on this one!
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I agree with your mother on that one! Wise woman.
• United States
5 Jul 09
a bit like bush did for obama obama is better and some negatives arnt his fault he didnt cause them
@Rollo1 (16645)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jul 09
He does a great job of being our Embarrassment-in-Chief, doesn't he? The President of the United States should be proud of his nation and aware of the great freedoms we possess. He should be most keenly aware of these freedoms when speaking to those who do not enjoy the same freedoms. He should be holding out a beacon of hope to those who are oppressed, not insulting them by patting the backs of their leaders. Barack Obama does not want to be President of the America I grew up in, the country that I knew and loved. He is ashamed of my country, and I am ashamed of my president.
• United States
5 Jul 09
BRAVO! Well said.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
5 Jul 09
I agree with you! But I bet the America hating libs are really eating this up.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I think he has done to much at aplogizing I am sick of it . We did what wee had to to keep all of us free and I dont think that needs to be apologized for! HE don tcover all we have done for the world in rebuilding and giving tons of money to other countries when in need Not one country rushed in to help people out here wehn Katrina Hit or any of teh bad hurricanes or floods that we get.
• United States
5 Jul 09
Everyone has a different point of view on things. President Obama is just expressing his along with many others who feel the same way. His comments do not mean that he and they are not patriotic. The US has made mistakes over the years and you learn from them and grow. Remarks should be taken as positive not looked at as negative.