Perhaps that’s why I’m such a fan of Bill O’Reilly’s program on FOX News Channel.
He delights in reminding viewers that his program is a "no-spin zone" and constantly holds his spinning guests’ feet to the fire.
So I hope that our political leaders immediately stop the spin that we didn’t really apologize to the Chinese government in order to retrieve the 24 captured American crew members.
While driving into work this morning, I heard New York Congressman Peter King on the radio actually say, "We didn’t apologize to them, we just said we’re very sorry." Huh?
In what nation does "we’re very sorry"
NOT constitute an apology?
Does the good congressman really think we’re that gullible?
Of COURSE we apologized to China. Maybe that’s okay, maybe it’s not.
Perhaps it was the only way to secure a safe, quick return of these brave 24 men and women.
Lord knows President Bush had enough on his plate without Jesse "Love Child" Jackson offering to negotiate their release. I can think of no worse domestic disaster than having Jackson accomplish what the president was unable to do.
So, with "Love Child" Jackson breathing down his neck, President Bush is able to take full credit for the safe return of our people.
But we should all be worried about the consequences of giving China exactly what they wanted: an apology. Will our powerful world presence be diminished by our compromise? As the international news media point out that we did, indeed, say "we’re very sorry" for "invading" China’s air space, will we appear weak and wimpy to the rest of the world? Ultimately, the president decided that the return of the American crew members was more important than those questions and that we will still prevail. I just hope he’s right.
I also hope that this pretense that some of our politicians are engaged in will stop. Since our government made the decision to apologize to China, let’s honor that apology and ‘fess up. Like Judge Judy says, "Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining."
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