Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I think there have been times where we’ve made mistakes


Today Obama met Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. A Chilean reporter told a little joke about how there’s never been a coup in the United States because there’s no American embassy here, then asked if Obama would maybe like to apologize for CIA interventions in Chile and elsewhere in Latin America. O: “I’m interested in going forward, not looking backward. I think that the United States has been an enormous force for good in the world. I think there have been times where we’ve made mistakes.” Mistakes? So no apology, but a heart-felt “Whoops, we accidentally conspired to foment a coup in your country and kill your elected president, but in a force-for-good kind of way”?

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