Bush’s many apologies.

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    BUSH’S MANY APOLOGIES.

    Apology Derangement Syndrome
    02/27/2012
    In Afghanistan, a Quran was burned in a trash-burning pit………President Barack Obama then did what any United States president would do in such a situation: he apologized to Hamid Karzai, the leader of Afghanistan………In the last year of Bush's term, he personally apologized to the same man that Barack Obama just did -- Hamid Karzai, leader of Afghanistan. At the time, Bush was apologizing for civilian deaths. I don't remember Republicans badmouthing this apology, at the time.

    But the most relevant Bush apology to the current debate happened in May, 2008, when President Bush (are you sitting down, Mitt and Rick and Newt?) apologized for an American soldier mistreating a Quran. Here's the full story:

    The biggest and most sustained apology the Bush administration was forced into was over the notorious Abu Graib photos, which surfaced in May of 2004. Bush again resisted the calls for apology for a few days, but then apologized personally during a visit by King Abdullah of Jordan. Other Bush administration officials would wind up apologizing for the Abu Graib photos for months to come

    President Bush has apologized to the widow of a Wiccan soldier after she was excluded from a Nevada meeting this week that the president held with the families of soldiers killed in combat
    (And a long list of Bush apologies cont;)
    Chris Weigant: Apology Derangement Syndrome

    So Romney don’t believe in apologies because the chruch never apologized to blacks for the erroneous racist teachings
    Racism and Mormonism - An Apology
    reform mormonism - racism apology
     
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    huff post./ thread
     
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    Where were the Republican howls of outrage over Bush doing exactly what Obama just did in the exact same circumstances, one wonders. What did Mitt, Rick, and Newt have to say about it? Nothing. Where was their outrage? Silent. When a member of their own political party apologized to the leader of a country for Koran desecration by Americans in uniform, Republicans had no problem with it.Chris Weigant: Apology Derangement Syndrome
     
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    A quick check on Lexis Nexis reveals 210 articles written during Bush's time in office which use the phrase "Bush apologizes." Now, many (if not most) of these articles are written about demands from outside groups (foreign and domestic) who were calling on Bush to apologize for one thing or another, so just looking at the numbers isn't sufficient.

    This leaves us with the list of Bush apologies to foreign nations (or heads of state) for international incidents caused by the United States (mostly, the American military). The first of these occurred almost immediately after Bush took office, in February of 2001, when George W. Bush apologized to the Japanese prime minister for a joyriding captain of a U.S. submarine who was impressing his guests by surfacing the sub quickly -- which, tragically, destroyed and sunk a Japanese fishing vessel which happened to be occupying the same piece of ocean. Fishermen's lives were lost. Bush apologized, as everyone expected him to.

    Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com...orge-w-bush-newt-gingrich-koran#ixzz26K2eLx2b

    Read more: Apology Derangement Syndrome - Business Insider
     
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    Bush, Jr. apologized for the soldier who shot the Koran, who was later sent home.
     
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    The Egyptian Embassy's apology was over free speech. A First Amendment issue. To apologize to any country for one's own Constitution is a tad more than bizarre.

    It's completely out of line. Too bad you can't see the difference.

    You really better read the apology. Maybe that would help.

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    U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement
    September 11, 2012

    The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.


    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...s-after-islamists-storm-its-walls-torch-flag/
     
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    At any time did I ever mention Egypt????????? But I don't think Al Qaeda give a fuck about our freedom of speech and our constitution. But lives of Americans are put in danger or does that matter? Nothing is out of line if if save lives.
     
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