Monday, October 1, 2012

Apology Tour

Several Kenyans are suing the United Kingdom, claiming that they were tortured by British soldiers during the Mau Mau uprising. Although I had long assumed, as a confirmed Anglophile, that such atrocities could not have occurred in British colonies, I think the claims of torture are most likely true.

Reading about the case got me thinking about the GOP claim that the President went around the world apologizing for US actions in the past. Although the "apology tour" charge has been given PolitiFact's Pants on Fire rating, what is so wrong about apologizing for things our government has done wrong? What is wrong with a bit of repentance?

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