Don't apologize to enemies

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I am so sick and tired of the news media and this administration constantly apologizing to our enemies for things that happen around the world, blaming us as Americans for every stupid act perpetrated by some misguided, enraged, off-balance person or organization.

This country has spent trillions of dollars, untold man-hours and lives to help other nations all over the world. The news media pick up a story and blow it all out of proportion before all the facts are known – all for sensationalism.

When does a foreign country, other than the United Kingdom and a few smaller ones, come to our aid when we have a natural disaster or act of terrorism?

I just saw on the Internet where Muslim extremists desecrated a World War II British cemetery in Benghazi, Libya. Does anyone believe that the liberal left will show any outrage about this?

It appears that we are reverting to the “hate America” attitude of the 1960s and 1970s.

The news media ranted on for weeks about someone burning the Quran, but says little or nothing about the banishment of the Bible in Muslim countries.

The president is the leader of this country, and as such should stand up for us and promote the good qualities we espouse. The news media should follow suit since they have such a captive audience and influence.

Charles Stone

Evans

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 03/22/12 - 12:51 am
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blind patriotism is no

blind patriotism is no better. i'd rather our news be pragmatic about the faults of our country and wayward actions taken in its name, than have them swept under a rug. actions have consequences. if America is better than other countries, should we not be held to a higher standard?

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 03/22/12 - 02:38 am
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It's right to apologize for

It's right to apologize for wrongdoing by Americans overseas, but it's also right to complain to foreign countries about their mistreatment of Americans, especially the ones whose Bibles have been confiscated and burned.

Our aid and intervention overseas have been unappreciated and have even fostered hatred of our nation. We should follow Ron Paul's advice by bringing home our troops, developing our resources, and letting foreign countries handle their own problems.

    if America is better than other countries, should we not be held to a higher standard? (omnomom).

The same standards must be applied to all nations in order for there to be a fair comparison showing which nation is best. Unfortunately, there isn't and likely never will be an unbiased, authoritative international agency that can set and apply those standards. Again, we should simply bring our soldiers home and let the foreign nations tackle their own problems. We can't afford to police the world.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 03/22/12 - 06:36 am
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tech--apples and

tech--apples and oranges...americans where killed after the koran debacle..the koran was descrated by extrmist..then accidently burned..while our soldiers were excuted afterwards..how does this compare to apolgizing to japanse-americans who were intermed during WW2 and also who served in the italy campaign..obumler hates america, his actions say so just as loud as his voice. and the other trouble with obumler on his apology tours ..he doesnt proclaim the good we have done..unless its to gain a vote ..or a dollar....

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 03/22/12 - 06:42 am
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of course we we are reverting

of course we we are reverting to the hate america attitude of the 60's and 70' s. even though obumler wasn't a active participant he was raised by participants of that rage and his associates were terriorist during that time ...obumler hates america..

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copperhead 03/22/12 - 07:40 am
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hussein is about to apologize

hussein is about to apologize to the terrorist that killed those children in france.

burninater
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burninater 03/22/12 - 08:13 am
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If an individual cannot tell

If an individual cannot tell the difference between an act of a terrorist and an official act of an occupying army, they have no business touching foreign policy with a 12,000 foot pole.

Haki
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Haki 03/22/12 - 11:03 am
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This has to embarrass the

This has to embarrass the CSRA.

Cdr4500
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Cdr4500 03/22/12 - 12:36 pm
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Our nation under Republicans
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Our nation under Republicans refuses utterly to admit fault, even for relatively small things. Accepting responsibility for mistakes is NOT weakness, it is strength. And it works for individuals, too. Most people are also too weak to admit fault. Instead they double-down, defending absurd behaviors, and often attacking the person they've wronged. Clearly many of those people get elected to office via the Republican party.

"American exceptionalism" is fine with me. But when you confuse it with "American perfection" you prove yourself a weak-minded arrogant fool.

Cdr4500
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Cdr4500 03/22/12 - 12:50 pm
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It's called diplomacy. It's
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It's called diplomacy. It's expected of a President.

How was it appropriate for GWBush to apologize when a soldier used the Quran for target practice in Iraq in 2008, but it's somehow NOT appropriate for Obama to apologize for the Quran being burned? (Google it.)

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Bizkit 03/22/12 - 02:50 pm
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Copperhead is right. We

Copperhead is right. We should all hate America. If we are to follow the progressive universalist NPOV then the "in thing" is to hate christians, middle to senior age white guys (wasps), Republicans because they are war mongering and women hating racist, free market capitalism, democracy, freedom, and above all America's history of all mistakes. See it is the only hate that isn't a crime. Get it. Jeez guys give it a break. We should all send our congresspersons and president a letter of apology for being "ugly Americans". I guess the Germans, Japanese, and Italians have apologized for WWII (WWI for Germany too)? How many other countries are apologizing for their history or past??? I guess native Africans are now apologizing for their ancestors selling their brethren into slavery. Did South Africa apologize for apartheid? Have we apologized to the American indians and what about the Chinese-they built the railroads. We need to pay these folks too. So we need a few trillion to pay off all our enemies and anyone we mistreated. Maybe more like 30 trillion. We will spend our way back to prosperity-the Obama way.

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Willow Bailey 03/22/12 - 03:50 pm
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There are times when an

There are times when an apology is appropriate and times when it is definitely not. It is wrong to do so when, by apologizing we comprise our laws, beliefs & morals, or loosen our boundaries to unsafe others particularly tyrants and bully's who will use our apology against us with the goals of personal, political, financial or spiritual destruction.

It's a complex issue which requires some wisdom and discernment to understand the concept. Unfortunately, President Obama doesn't seem to get it. He continuously apologizes for us being in the world. It weakens his position as our leader, endangers our country and makes a mockery of the brave men and women who have so gallantly and sacrificially served our country.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 03/22/12 - 04:19 pm
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Fundamental Armenian, I

Fundamental Armenian, I totally agree with your last paragraph. Let me rephrase myself for clarification. If Americans believe our country is better than other countries, should we not hold ourselves to a higher standard?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 03/22/12 - 05:01 pm
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Complex issue??? Gee Willow

Complex issue??? Gee Willow you are startin' to sound like the Buddha with the wisdom and taking the middle path. Just go ahead and use logic and reason, and moderation. My Lord don't you know there is no call for such around here-it's all about the extremes. Good posit! I think you are right about Obama. I do believe his heart is in the right place-just not his head (u know what they say bout good intentions). He just lacks the experience for this job-being a good leader is more than just being intelligent. I give the man his due and wanted him to bring change-but instead he held me up for change, more of the same (Bush lite), and I'm still waitin for the transparency, blah, blah, blah. I just don't know if any of the Rep candidates are up for it either. Politics has morphed into chess and we are in a stalemate.

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Pu239 03/22/12 - 05:41 pm
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Some people embarrass the
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Some people embarrass the rest of us that live in the CSRA

RunningMan
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RunningMan 03/22/12 - 09:39 pm
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I tell you, some folks in the

I tell you, some folks in the CSRA heads are so far in the sand, its scary. I spent lots of time overseas and saw other service-members show no respect to the country they were in. It would be no different if members of another country came to the US and begun killing Americans - we would demand an apology, throw them in jail, and put them on trial. We are trained to be professionals no matter what. We should not go around acting like we are the big chief, able to do whatever we want, with no consequences. Obviously, some of you should never leave the US for fear of causing an international incident and embarrassment to the US. Please grow up and begin acting like the great country we should be. When you do something wrong, apology, make it right, and move on.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 03/22/12 - 11:03 pm
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Biz, Thank you, (I think).

Biz, Thank you, (I think). However, I am not taking a middle path. Apologies are no different than any other action; not an all or nothing proposition. Sometimes you should, and sometimes you simply should not. Knowing the difference does require some wisdom. I'm not speaking to any particular incident. I'm saying in general, I find him to be a bumbler and a chameleon who doesn't really know who he is.

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