This past weekend in Bulgaria, President Clinton said, “I am very proud
to be the first president to visit Bulgaria, a free Bulgaria.” He should
have added, “thanks to our great president, Ronald Reagan.”
I dare say that if Clinton had been our Commander in Chief during the
Decade of Greed, or even earlier, today’s president wouldn’t be addressing a
free Bulgaria. Clinton would have been busy unilaterally disarming the
United States and apologizing for America’s anti-Communist imperialism.
Just look at what he said in Greece last Saturday. He told business
leaders in Athens that the U.S. was wrong to back the military junta that
took control in Greece in 1967. He said the U.S. should not have allowed its
Cold War strategy to outweigh concern for Greece’s democratic government.
“Democracy … was, after all, the cause for which we fought the Cold War.”
This wasn’t the first time Clinton criticized this country’s Cold War
policies. In Uganda, last year, he condemned America for supporting
“dictatorships which lined up with the U.S. against the Soviet Union in the
Cold War, rather than considering how they stood in the struggle for their
own people’s aspirations.”
Only someone who fails to appreciate the depth of evil embodied in the
Soviet Communist system could make such pronouncements.
It is such statements that cause people to believe that Clinton has never
really forsaken his anti-American proclivities while protesting against this
nation on foreign soil during the Vietnam War. His first instinct has always
been to indict America.
He often mocks all that was great about this nation and its founding
principles (such as the rule of law). He even tried to tarnish the image of
our founding fathers by dragging them down to his sexual level.
No, it’s not just Clinton’s antipathy toward business and
entrepreneurship or his affinity for big government that leads many of us to
believe that he’s not a great believer in the American experiment.
As president, Clinton has been the Apologizer in Chief — and I’m not
referring to Monicagate — I’m talking about apologizing for the alleged
wrongs committed by this country. It seems that every other time he sets
foot on foreign soil he is overcome with an irresistible impulse to bash
When I read about Clinton’s apology to Greece and recalled his remarks in
Uganda, I decided to do a quick Net search to refresh my memory as to some
of his past confessions of America’s sins. My preliminary findings were
- On Nov. 23, 1993, Clinton signed a resolution acknowledging, and
apologizing for, the U.S. role in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in
- On March 25, 1998, he apologized to Rwanda for our failure to intervene
to prevent the genocide that occurred there.
- On May 10, 1999, he apologized to Red China for our accidental bombing
of their embassy in Belgrade, despite their failure to apologize for, much
less acknowledge, their theft of our nuclear secrets.
- On March 10, 1999, he apologized for U.S. involvement in the civil war
in Guatemala. “United States … support for military forces or intelligence
units which engaged in violent and widespread repression … was wrong.”
Why do you suppose Clinton is so quick to apologize for America’s past
actions and so unwilling to apologize for his own indiscretions? For those
of you who still labor under the mis-apprehension that he was repentant for
his oval office escapades, please review the transcript of his recent
interview with Carole Simpson. Enough said.
The obvious reason Clinton so readily apologizes for the U.S. is that he
dissociates himself from America’s founding and anti-Communist traditions.
But while in contrition-mode, Clinton ought to apologize for aiding and
abetting the Communist cause during the seventies. He ought to apologize to
the Cambodian people for sympathizing with forces that committed unspeakable
genocide in that country. He ought to apologize to the Nicaragua Contras for
his party’s congressional betrayal of anti-Communist forces in our own
Western Hemisphere. And he ought to apologize to the Russian people for
still advocating policies that would have prolonged the empowerment of the
most murderous regime in human history, the USSR.
Now say you’re sorry, Mr. President.