Isn't It a Shame Mitt Romney Simply Cannot Get His Facts Straight on National Television? 
ROMNEY SAID OBAMA APOLOGIZED FOR AMERICA - NEVER HAPPENED!
IN ALL THREE DEBATES Governor Romney tried to spread the long standing conservative myth that one of the first things President Obama did was go on an apology tour of foreign capitals trying to make up for eight-years of President Bush destroying relationships with most of our allies. Of course the tour happened, but the apologies never did - not one!
As usual, the politicians (I don't use just conservatives here you notice) took snippets of words to back up their lie. For example, Romney offered the following Obama phrase as one proof of his claim, Obama said,
"there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."
He is correct, Obama said that. But, then Obama said,
"anti-Americanism that is at once casual but can also be insidious. Instead of recognizing the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans choose to blame America for much of what's bad."
Does't sound as much like an apology now, does it. He follows this up with the punch line,
"America cannot confront the challenges of this century alone, but that Europe cannot confront them without America. So I've come to Europe this week to renew our partnership, one in which America listens and learns from our friends and allies, but where our friends and allies bear their share of the burden. Together, we must forge common solutions to our common problems."
That, folks, is what Mitt Romney considers an Obama apology.
OR HOW ABOUT THIS "APOLOGY"?
ROMNEY POINTS TO THIS OUT OF CONTEXT QUOTE AS WELL. Here Obama is talking to the Turkish President and says, in part, the part Romney likes to bring out,
"The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history," Obama said. "Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans."
That, of course, is where Romney leaves it. Romney didn't give the rest of the story where President Obama then talked about "the [Turkish] massacre of Armenians during World War I, and how both Turks and Armenians should work toward a "new day."
Each and every example that Governor Romney, Paul Ryan, or any other conservative has presented on the campaign trail follows a similar course; the initial statement sounds horrible, but the truth is just the opposite of what they tell you it is.
[Source: CNN Fact Check]
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