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  • President Trump Breaks From Obama, Doesn’t Bow To Saudis During Visit

    05/20/2017 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 72 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/20/2017
    During Donald Trump’s first visit to Saudi Arabia since taking office, many noticed that President Trump didn’t bow to the Saudi King like Obama did. In 2009, then President Obama made a point to bow to Saudi King Salman. However, as President Trump shook hands with the Saudi King after arriving Saturday morning, he broke from Obama by not bowing:
  • Macron causes uproar by saying France's colonization of Algeria was 'crime against humanity'

    02/16/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 February 2017 15:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local, Ben McPartland
    French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has drawn a storm of criticism from his rivals after calling France’s colonization of Algeria a “crime against humanity”. In a TV interview in Algiers this week, the centrist said French actions in Algeria, which achieved independence in 1962 after eight years of war, were “genuinely barbaric, and constitute a part of our past that we have to confront by apologizing”. His visit also included a stop at the Martyrs’ Memorial in Algiers, saying he wanted to promote a “reconciliation of memories” between the two countries. The violent history between France and Algeria is still...
  • Obama’s Never-Ending Lecture Tour

    11/18/2016 5:31:34 AM PST · by pabianice · 34 replies
    President Obama, who has done less for Europe than any American President since Calvin Coolidge, cannot stop telling Europeans what to do. As Obama sets out on his final European tour as President, with his political party back home in a state of near collapse, and with Putin inflicting yet another painful humiliation on the least successful American President in the history of the modern Middle East, nothing seems able to shake his serene confidence that he knows more than other people, sees farther than they do, and that other people are eager to gather up his pearls of insight......
  • In Laos, Obama Apologizes for U.S. Bombings

    09/06/2016 12:35:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep. 6, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Barack Obama continued his international apology tour for American deeds overseas, traveling to the Asian country of Laos to deliver a speech. Obama acknowledged that the United States dropped more than two million tons of bombs in the country, intervening in the country’s civil war. He sorrowfully noted that “villages and entire valleys were obliterated” as a result of the bombing, including the “ancient Plain of Jars.” “That conflict was another reminder that, whatever the cause, whatever our intentions, war inflicts a terrible toll, especially on innocent men, women and children,” Obama said. “Today, I stand with you in...
  • Obama to apologize for USA Olympic victories (a satire)

    08/21/2016 4:58:27 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/21/16 | Jack Engelhard
    Every satire has a ring of truth... If not for Jamaican Usain Bolt, the United States would've walked home with every gold medal that wasn't nailed down in Rio. USA doubled the score against the rest of the world in nearly every event save for ping-pong. Isn't that great, Mr. President? We've trounced them fair and square. USA doubled the score against the rest of the world in nearly every event save for ping-pong (and that's not satire). "Micro aggression is the term we use in Liberal circles. Now I have no choice except to beg the world to forgive...
  • Turkish Voters Reject Obama “Apology” Policy

    06/12/2015 5:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn’t the only loser in last Sunday’s elections. President Obama had made Erdogan a focus of his policy. The voters in that troubled NATO country voted against Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and in so doing, slapped President Obama. President Obama went to Ankara in April, 2009, for an early edition of his Apology Tours. He spoke to the Turkish Parliament assuring deputies there that “the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.” Every challenge that we face is more easily met if we tend to our own democratic...
  • Peter Lucas: Obama, in Japan, can't help but apologize

    05/31/2016 6:27:53 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    lowell sun ^ | may 31 | Peter Lucas
    President Barack Obama should have gone to Pearl Harbor first. That way, when he got to Hiroshima, he could have told the world how Hiroshima would never have happened had not the Japanese provoked a war with the United States. He could also have added that Hiroshima would not have happened had Japan, having lost the war, surrendered. But the fanatic Japanese leaders refused, and vowed to fight a scorched earth final battle on Japanese soil. This meant a potential U.S. invasion of the Japanese homeland, an invasion that would have led to an horrific battle. That battle would have...
  • Trump: Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan?

    05/28/2016 8:36:00 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump ^ | 2:34 PM - 28 May 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost. #MDW— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2016
  • Harry Truman Saved My Life, But Barack Obama Doesn’t Approve

    05/27/2016 7:57:54 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 May 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    It’s an incontrovertible fact that millions of lives were saved because President Harry Truman dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. I know because I’m one of them. My father enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day he turned 18 in 1945. He finished his basic training as the Allies were preparing for “Operation Downfall” – the code name for the invasion of the Japanese mainland. Experts predicted it would be ten times bloodier than Iwo Jima. Casualty estimates ran into the millions – for both sides. Lest we forget, Imperial Japan was a ruthless warrior culture whose war crimes rivaled the...
  • Brian Williams: U.S. Is ‘The Only Nation to Have Used’ Nuclear Weapons ‘In Anger’

    05/27/2016 7:15:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 27, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    MSNBC breaking news host and ex-NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was allowed out on MSNBC’s airwaves early Friday afternoon to discuss President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima so he could resurrect a taped report that aired in 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the nuclear bomb’s dropping on the Japanese city. In the course of discussing the event afterward, though, Williams threw some shade in the direction of the U.S. military and then-President Harry Truman by complaining that “we’re the only nation to have used them in anger” against the horrifying Axis Powers member.
  • OBAMA'S EVERY GESTURE WILL BE SCRUTINIZED IN HIROSHIMA VISIT

    05/26/2016 9:45:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | FOSTER KLUG
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Every gesture. Every word uttered or avoided. Every person Barack Obama speaks with, listens to and stands beside in Hiroshima. All of it will help determine the success of a trip with huge potential political and diplomatic pitfalls, both in America and Asia. The leader of the United States is already one of the world's most watched people. But that daily scrutiny will be magnified exponentially when Obama makes the first presidential journey to the place where the first atomic bomb attack killed tens of thousands 71 years ago.
  • Trump apology tour -- 'Who's Sorry now?'

    05/13/2016 5:40:43 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 26 replies
    lowell sun ^ | may 11 | Peter Lucas
    Look for President Donald Trump to begin his presidency with an apology tour. But it will not be like the embarrassing apology tour taken by President Barack Obama. He began his presidency by visiting foreign countries in order to bow and scrape before Saudi kings, English queens and Japanese emperors. Nor will it be like Obama, hat in hand, traveling the world to apologize for America and accuse his country of being arrogant, dismissive and derisive toward Europe and the Muslim world. No, it will not be like tha
  • Obama to make historic Hiroshima visit after G-7 summit

    04/22/2016 7:17:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to the site of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima after the G-7 summit in Japan in May, U.S. sources said. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, which was devastated by an American nuclear bomb dropped in the final days of World War II on Aug. 6, 1945.
  • The Horrors of Hiroshima in Context

    04/21/2016 4:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The dropping of two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 remains the only wartime use of nuclear weapons in history. No one knows exactly how many Japanese citizens were killed by the two American bombs. A macabre guess is around 140,000. The atomic attacks finally shocked Emperor Hirohito and the Japanese militarists into surrendering. John Kerry recently visited Hiroshima. He became the first Secretary of State to do so -- purportedly as a precursor to a planned visit next month by President Obama, who is rumored to be considering an apology to Japan...
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshima’s memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerry’s statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Obama Says Sorry For U.S. Policies During Agentina's War 1976 - 83

    03/24/2016 12:40:11 PM PDT · by fision · 42 replies
    Google News ^ | 3/24/2016
    Once again, Obama give apologies to a foreign power for our policies created by earlier U.S. regimes. (I was going to say by greater men than he, but then realized it was Jimmy Carter!). Cannot show this article due to copyright issues. See the story on Google News page.
  • The "Apology Tour" Comes Full Circle

    03/24/2016 7:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    At the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama traveled to Cairo, Europe and the United Nations to "apologize" for past American actions and attitudes, which he claimed helped create divisions between countries. At a town hall meeting before a mix of French and German citizens in Strasbourg, France on April 3, 2009, the president said the United States was partially to blame for increased tensions with Europe following the Iraq war: "there have been times where America (has) shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive" toward Europe. Mitt Romney and other critics quickly dubbed these and similar remarks his "apology...
  • Obama Apologizes in Argentina!

    03/23/2016 2:49:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: No sooner do I make a joke about it than it happens. This afternoon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, President Barack Obama at a joint press conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Listen to this. OBAMA: This week marks the 40th anniversary of the military coup. And tomorrow, to underscore our shared commitment to human rights, I'll visit a memorial to the victims of the Argentinean military dictatorship and recognize Argentina's historic and continuing efforts to make things right. To prove that this is more than just a symbolic gesture on my part, I'm launching a new effort...
  • Apology Tour Deconstructed

    02/11/2015 6:42:46 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 11, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    An academic tries to make the case that our peripatetic president’s business trips abroad do not constitute an “apology tour,” as some of President Obama’s critics have often alleged. “Obama always links the expansion of democratic citizenship with economic development and praise of the free market,” Martin J. Medhurst, a professor at Baylor claims in an article which appeared in Citizens and Statesmen last year. Citizens and Statesmen is a journal published by St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. “In Russia, he claimed that ‘the free market is the greatest force for creating and distributing wealth that the world has...
  • Obama Apologizes to Castro

    12/19/2014 12:14:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Barack Obama apologized to Cuban president Raul Castro during their phone conversation after the American commander in chief's opening remarks. Speaking to reporters at his final White House press briefing of 2014 Friday afternoon, Obama gave more details about his phone call with the communist leader of Cuba earlier this week before the announcement of a change in U.S. policy on the Caribbean island nation. Obama began the phone call with Castro with what he described as 15 minutes of opening comments. It was the first conversation between the heads of state in both countries since 1961.