Ridiculous Obama Apology Leads to Foreign Lawsuit and Shakedown

Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com

Barack Obama’s coterminous policies of apologetic weakness abroad and guilt-riddled self-loathing at home have just made the United States the victim of a baseless lawsuit filed by a foreign government — one that seems destined to further drain the wallets of the shrinking number of Americans still working.

For decades, the Left has claimed that if America atoned for our past sins, the “international community” would in turn respect us and treat us kindly. More realistic analysts warned the world would interpret this as weakness and pounce like tigers on a wounded hyena. Obama’s international apology has just proven us right. On October 1, Obama apologized to Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom for medical experiments conducted in the 1940s and approved by both governments. To be sure no nation missed the spectacle, Obama had the moment immortalized in a PR photo.  Hillary Clinton, Kathleen Sebelius, and then-White House spokesman Robert Gibbs beat their breasts and begged pardon. This author was the only conservative who reported on it at the time, forecasting Guatemalans would demand reparations and that the money “will probably be forthcoming.”

The Associated Press reported yesterday, “Attorneys representing potentially thousands of Guatemalans who were affected by U.S. syphilis experiments decades ago said Tuesday they will sue top federal health officials unless a system is created out of court to settle claims by the victims or their survivors.”

What do you think inspired these foreigners to demand your tax dollars? “The administration’s apologetic tone led the Guatemalans’ attorneys to seek the unusual out-of-court settlement before a lawsuit is filed,” according to the AP….

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Mamby-Pamby: Drill Instructor/GEICO Spokesman Apologizes for Anti-Obama Speech

Jonathon M. Seidl, TheBlaze.com

The famous Marine drill instructor who created a stir last week when he said President Obama was trying to implement socialism has released a statement apologizing for those remarks.

R. Lee Ermey said Monday that his comments were “misguided” and “emotionally based” and for that he is “truly sorry.” His full statement, which is posted on his website as a splash page, is below:

A Message from the Gunny

“I recently appeared at a fundraising event designed to collect toys and raise awareness for underprivileged children. While that event succeeded in raising thousands of dollars and hundreds of toys for this cause, I regret that I delivered a monologue that was inappropriately critical of the President. I was trying to be entertaining and simply went too far in this instance. I am mindful that my success as an entertainer relates in part to….

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Obama Apologizes to Guatemala for Guatemalan Govt Experiment

Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports

Raising his apology tour to new levels of absurdity, President Barack Obama apologized to the Guatemalan people for a scientific experiment sponsored by its own government. On Friday, Obama called the president of Guatemala to express his “deep regret” for an experiment conducted more than 60 years ago. From 1946-48, the U.S. Public Health Service oversaw a medical experiment designed to “test the effectiveness of penicillin” in treating syphilis by infecting nearly 700 Guatemalan prisoners, soldiers, and mental patients with the disease, then treating them. Apparently, the torture consisted of bringing STD-laden prostitutes into Guatemalan prisons for conjugal visits. (Fewer subjects had syphilis injected or otherwise  introduced into their bodies.) The treatment administered may or may not have been sufficient; the feds ended the experiment and recalled the team. Susan Reverby, a professor at Hillary Clinton’s alma mater, Wellesley College, discovered the experiment and revealed its existence in January’s Journal of Policy History.

Having heard of it, the president decided to add another date to his international apology tour. Why miss an opportunity to belittle America B.B.O. (Before Barack Obama)?

On Friday afternoon, Barack Obama called Guatamalan President Alvaro Colom, sombrero-in-hand, seeking penance and absolution. (He also immortalized the moment with a PR photo.)

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Shirley Sherrod Owes Andrew Brietbart an Apology

Amy Ridenour, National Center for Public Policy Research

Shirley Sherrod falsely said Andrew Breitbart would "like to get us stuck back in the times of slavery. That’s where I think he’d like to see all black people end up again." Then Sherrod said Breitbart is a racist, called Breitbart "vicious," and then said Breitbart’s alleged racism is why he’s allegedly "so vicious against a black president."

By contrast, Breitbart ran a video of Sherrod that, unknown to him, was out of context, and later, according to media reports, Breitbart expressed regret. Sherrod became nationally famous, lost her job, saw her reputation rehabilitated within a day, was offered a new job, had a private conversation with a President of the United States of whom she thinks highly, and is now a hero to many. I’d be very much surprised if she hasn’t received some lucrative speaking offers.

Ultimately, no harm, no foul.

Furthermore, while Breitbart didn’t know the famous first video was out of context, Sherrod has to know she has no evidence Breitbart wants "all black people" to be slaves. Publishing the video without checking it out first it was an error, but it was nothing personal against Sherrod, and an unintentional error. When Sherrod said Breitbart wants black people to be slaves she was being intentionally malicious and irresponsibly inflammatory.

There’s no doubt about it. When the scales are weighed, Sherrod’s offense is far greater. She owes Breitbart an apology.

I don’t expect he’ll get one.

Shirley Sherrod has also said opponents of ObamaCare are racists.

I don’t suppose we’ll get an apology, either.