Open thread: Obama apology tour part three

Just an open thread about the ongoing Obama apology tour. I think someone should make T-shirts.

By the end of April, he had already been to three continents discussing America’s screw-ups during the last, terrible eight years… and that did not include his campaign appearance in Germany last fall. Now he’s off to the Middle East to spew some additional mea culpas, strictly defined as “my fault”, but we know it’s not his fault. …

Here’s some Internet articles on the subject.

What say you? If/when we are attacked again, will Obama continue to apologize?

We’ve made it pretty clear the United States does not have an issue with Muslim countries or members of the faith. Bush said that over and over and over again. We have an issue with radical Muslim fanatics and other terrorists (call them what you will) who want to convert or kill non-members.

Shooting off missiles and blowing up nukes under ground – essentially bribery – should not get you anywhere with us either.

Radical groups will not care one bit about an American president’s apoligies no matter who it is. Not. One. Bit. We should be more concerned about Pakistan, South Korea and Iran.

Maybe Obama is just softening them up before some sort of campaign that might actually work?

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  1. Dimsdale on June 3, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Howsabout he apologize to us about the last four and a half months of his screwups?

    Given the resurgence of the Norks, the Russians and the Taliban, it is clear that they think his apology tour is a sign of weakness.  Terminal weakness.  They know a liberal dove (nancypants) when they hear one.

    I find it difficult to disagree.

    • rush on June 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      Great point Dims.

  2. rush on June 3, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Howsabout he apologize for the stock market bouncing back,now I have

    to pay taxes on all the money I made to support his plan on turning this

    country into a socialist state.

  3. donh on June 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Chapter 3 of the apology tour it officially titled "wrighting a new chapter" in mideast peace.  unfortunately the first paragraph of this chapter opens with scene right out of the  Arabian Nights.  With gold trading near $1,000 an ounce, the chain President Obama accepted from the King has a cash value of $10,000-$20,000 and is more than just fancy bling. Accepting such an extravagant gift compromises the US role as an "honest broker" in  mideast peace.  The King's extreme generosity  is rather a form of open bribery whereby the muslim world has the appearance of purchasing influence and even bias from the US toward negotiations with Israel.  It is unseemly for President Obama to accept this gift as it creates a crisis of confidence should any future muslim terrorists strike against the US.  An impotent response from the president would be measured against the fact President Obama is a favorite friend of the King who by filling one hand with the king's gold lays the other hand off  his Muslim brothers.

  4. gillie28 on June 4, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Listened to the speech in Cairo.  Two comments:

    1.  End-time prophesy being fulfilled in our midst

    2.  Israel may as well kiss US support bye-bye, and we ARE the only country that supports them.  See comment #1

    • BEA on June 4, 2009 at 2:45 am

      Totally agree!

  5. skepticalcynic on June 4, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Writing a "new chapter" to Obama and obamaphiles will basically be bending over, looking up at a "freedom fighter" and saying "thank you sir, may I have another".  Obamas "Were Sorry" tour is a brilliant move when you consider just how much the Muslim world respects those who apologize.

    And if indeed we turn our back on Israel, we should be ashamed. That makes sense, turn your back on the only mid east country where a muslim has the right to vote.  But, really, does Israel REALLY need anyone to watch out for them? Every other country hates them, they KNOW their survival depends on their endless show of strength and unity.   Someone should paid attention.

  6. Dimsdale on June 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Wouldn't you think that a guy that is supposed to be sooooo brilliant would at least be more subtle (dare I say clever?) about where his real sympathies lie?

    Just another fine example of affirmative action at work…

  7. Anne-EH on June 4, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I think that there should be an offical t-shirt for these PBO apology tour.

  8. rush on June 5, 2009 at 12:32 am


    The problem with your logic is that Obama was elected

    so it can not be a product of affirmative action at work.

    Keep up the fight Dims,your a great American.

  9. Wyndeward on June 5, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Sure… with the assistance of a cooperative media who refused to address any of Obama's warts — Ayers, Wright, his resistance to releasing his college transcripts, etc.

    A free and fair election depends on a free and open media — just ask the media.  If they favor one candidate over another and refuse to investigate them both equally, then you have an electorate working from a position of distorted information, preventing the making of an informed choice.

  10. Dimsdale on June 5, 2009 at 6:26 am

    I respectfully disagree.  Affirmative action rewards "people of color" by preferentially awarding them jobs etc. on the basis of their race.  I contend that PeBO was elected in an affiramtive action like manner, i.e. he was elected purely because he is (half) black.  Considering his razor thin resume, can you honestly think of another reason that he was elected?

    Sure, it was not an affirmative action program per se that got him elected, but it was a mindset that is a product of said program that got him elected.  That and liberal "white guilt."

  11. gillie28 on June 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Dims, I have to respectfully disagree with you.  In my opinion, Obama was elected because many people were looking for a hero.  He especially appealed to younger people because of the idealistic tone of his campaign speeches.  He appealed to many others because they were looking for an anti-Bush candidate.  In addition, the media fawned over him so much, that little serious investigative reporting was done, thus giving him a free pass.  I'd say race entered into it more with them, if anything.  Perhaps an added "bonus" was the fact that he was so popular in Europe.  For some reasons, Americans can never accept the fact that the Eurpean intelligensia despise them, and are always trying to be "popular" with them.  Forget it!  Regular people like americans and that's what's important.  But, I digress.

    I don't think color entered into it much.  Young people today are used to inter-racial relationships, and it's no big deal.  People like me were touched (even though I don't agree with just about all of his policies) and i think many were just plain surprised that a person of color was elected President.  But, I doubt few people, except probably the black population, voted him in because of race.  However, I could be wrong…it happened once!

  12. gillie28 on June 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    But, while on this subject, I'm a little intrigued about international reaction.  Some of the most racially prejudiced people I ever met are from Europe and the Middle East.  I also wondered about this with Condi Rice.

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