I just did a critical piece on Emperor Obama's big Berlin speech last week. Here (pasted in below) is an interesting exchange between CNN's Candy Crowley and Obama.
The exchange took place after Obama's speech. Obama tells Crowely that he doesn't believe in the U.S. apologizing for any of its foreign policies in the last "7 1/2" years.
Take that, survivors of the 1.2 million Iraqis the U.S. has killed (directly and indirectly) in "Operation Iraqi Liberation" (O.I.L.)!
Take that, parents of "liberated" Afghani children who have lost legs, hands, arms, and/or eyes to U.S. cluster bombs!
Take that, survivors of the tens of thousands of Afghanis that have been killed by the U.S. invasion of their country - the "good" and "proper" war that Obama wants so passionately to expand!!
No Apology Barack wants all those people on the wrong side of America's Noble Guns to know that "we have been overwhelmingly a force of good in the world."
In the comments sections beneath semi-critical articles on Obama at "progressive" places like www.commondreams.org, people have for some time been writing things like "I hate Obama" and "wow, what a bastard Obama has turned out to be," and so on.
Perhaps groups like "Progressives for Obama" should think about at least changing their name to "Progressives Against McCain." Barack is really embarrassing the PFO crowd and it's only going to get worse and worse for them as the general election gets closer.
Even I, who has been going after the Obama phenomenon since the 2004 Keynote Address, have been surprised at how quickly and savagely Obama has been willing to kick his "progressive" base in the face (and other bodily regions) on the path to power.
Here's the Crowley-Obama exchange:
CROWLEY: "You talked yesterday in your speech, saying, look, I recognize that there are people in the world who think that the U.S. has been part of what has gone wrong in the world. Do you think that there’s anything that’s happened in the past 7 1/2 years that the U.S. needs to apologize for in terms of foreign policy?
OBAMA: No, I don’t believe in the U.S. apologizing. We’ve made some mistakes. As I said I think the war in Iraq was a mistake. We didn’t keep our eye on the ball in Afghanistan. But, you know, hindsight is 20/20, and I’m much more interested in looking forward rather than looking backwards."
"And so the point of my speech yesterday was, you know, for Europe to recognize that whatever mistakes we do make, we have been overwhelmingly a force of good in the world that Europe and the European Union would not exist, as we understand, had it not been for the enormous sacrifice of U.S. troops and taxpayers."