The “Apology” Lie
President Obama has never apologized for America, but his detractors have been pushing this lie since the beginning of his presidency.
It goes back to 2009, when Obama spoke in Cairo, calling for “a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.” Karl Rove responded in a Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled “The President’s Apology Tour.” Almost instantly, the right-wing blogosphere began savaging the president’s attempt at diplomacy…
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post fact-checker explains the whole thing. Not only was there no apology when the president spoke in Paris, he chastised Europe and other parts of the world for their treatment of America:
“…in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual, but can also be insidious. Instead of recognizing the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans choose to blame America for much of what’s bad.”Click here for reuse options!
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