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Obama's Apology Tour-Four Pinocchios-It Never Happened - Babylonsister - 02-22-2011 08:19 PM
Obama's 'Apology Tour'
By Glenn Kessler
The Pinocchio Test
The claim that Obama repeatedly has apologized for the United States is not borne out by the facts, especially if his full quotes are viewed in context.
Obama often was trying to draw a rhetorical distinction between his policies and that of President Bush, a common practice when the presidency changes parties. The shift in policies, in fact, might have been more dramatic from Clinton to Bush than from Bush to Obama, given how Obama has largely maintained Bush's approach to fighting terrorism.
In other cases, Obama's quotes have been selectively trimmed for political purposes. Or they were not much different than sentiments expressed by Bush or his secretary of state. Republicans may certainly disagree with Obama's handling of foreign policy or particular policies he has pursued, but they should not invent a storyline that does not appear to exist.
Note to GOP speechwriters and campaign ad makers: The apology tour never happened.
RE: Obama's Apology Tour-Four Pinocchios-It Never Happened - Cha - 02-22-2011 09:10 PM
It's not the Glenn Kessler I thought it might be but I'm so glad he wrote this piece!
So many lies by the Liar GOP CONS..so little time to cover them all. That's what they count on..because they can't count on their intelligence. They're always fresh out of ideas.