Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Barack Obama's 'Apologize for America Tour' Top 10 Apologies Or How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower

Nile Gardiner, Ph.D. and Morgan Roach of the Heritage Foundation provide a great summary of the Barack Obama "Apologize for America" tour over the span of a month and within 5 months of his presidency. The quotes by Mr. Obama showing his disdain for America's successful past national security and foreign policy measures is astounding.

As compiled by Dr. Gardiner and Ms. Roach the following is the list of the 10 most significant apologies by the President of the United States in his first four months of office, as they relate to foreign policy and national security issues.

1. Apology to France and Europe ("America Has Shown Arrogance"). Speech by President Obama, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.

2. Apology to the Muslim World ("We Have Not Been Perfect"). President Obama, interview with Al Arabiya, January 27, 2009.

3.  Apology to the Summit of the Americas ("At Times We Sought to Dictate Our Terms"). President Obama, address to the Summit of the Americas opening ceremony, Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 17, 2009.

4. Apology at the G-20 Summit of World Leaders ("Some Restoration of America's Standing in the World"). News conference by President Obama, ExCel Center, London, United Kingdom, April 2, 2009.

5.  Apology for the War on Terror ("We Went off Course"). President Obama, speech at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2009.

6. Apology for Guantanamo in France ("Sacrificing Your Values"). Speech by President Obama, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.

7. Apology before the Turkish Parliament ("Our Own Darker Periods in Our History"). Speech by President Obama to the Turkish Parliament, Ankara, Turkey, April 6, 2009.

8.  Apology for U.S. Policy toward the Americas ("The United States Has Not Pursued and Sustained Engagement with Our Neighbors").

9. Apology for the Mistakes of the CIA ("Potentially We've Made Some Mistakes"). Remarks by the President to CIA employees, CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia, April 20, 2009. The remarks followed the controversial decision to release Office of Legal Counsel memoranda detailing CIA enhanced interrogation techniques used against terrorist suspects.

10. Apology for Guantanamo in Washington ("A Rallying Cry for Our Enemies"). President Obama, speech at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2009.

President Obama wasted no time in his new presidency to set the stage for presenting to world leaders his weak-kneed foreign policies, showing his disdain for America's security interests and embarrassing and insulting the U.S. with rhetoric that would envy the likes of Castro, Chavez and Ahmadinejad. Mr. Obama has no compunction about embarrassing the America that has protected him, his family, and provided him with every opportunity to succeed, exemplified by his ascension to U.S commander in-chief of the free world. But Americans should not criticize his polices? Mr. Obama's thin skin would do well to be as concerned about his unkind remarks about the U.S. as he does about unkind remarks directed at him.


Anonymous said...

Why not post the whole quote? Some of the "apologies" are not even full sentences much less sentences taken within context. This post is a waste of space.

Dennis Gallagher said...

The truth hurts. This Obama takes a lavish world tour on the U.S. taxpayers dime less than 6 months inhabiting my WH to slander the very country he is sworn to protect. It's been a long, long, frightful arduous 4 years with this loafer in my WH who hates America. With Benghazi 'murder-in-chief' along with 'incompetent-in-chief' is appropriate. Thank God for President Romney on 11/6. A classy man who will restore competence, respect and love of the presidency and America.

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