When you do something too often, it looses its value

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    Another perspective on the Apologies of Barack Obama over the years and how it relates to the events this week.....
    Victor Davis Hanson



    Essentially he argues that if you apologies all the time for everything, apologies become valueless. An apology only counts if you are going to do changes in the future. Just tossing off lip service any time anything happens does not lesson the offense, but ads insult to the injury. If indeed there is an injury. Apologizing if there is an injury or not makes you appear both weak and flippant and rude.

    As usual, a very good article.
     
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    Well put Baruch. Basically emphasizing that this president is totally clueless when it comes to understanding the mentality of these people. Simply put, apologies and calls fornegotiations and "talks" is often looked upon as a SIGN OF WEAKNESS. It's just the way their mindset works.
     
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    I've heard many Americans say this, even some on the left.

    The war in Afghanistan is not just predicated on winning hearts and minds there, but winning them here too; obsequiousness abroad might in theory win a brief respite, but it will most certainly ensure that most Americans at home are so exasperated as to sigh, “I’ve got enough problems without trying to help people who prefer living in the 7th century.”
     
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    I've always had loose values. :D
     
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    yah...it's "valueless" when this president does it, but was peachy keen when shrub did it.

    okie dokie.
     
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    I imagine you get swatted down by judges for leading the witness a lot during trial, Jillian. The statement is what the statement is. Hansen did note that he thought Bush overdid id too. So it was not ok then.


    The issue is not it being ok for one guy and not the other... The issue here is both of them overdid, and now we are reaping the consequences of treating the matter lightly
     

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