Revealed: Ronald Reagan Apologized For America
Barack Obama gets falsely accused of apologizing for America, but a newly-released recording of a conversation between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher reveals a contrite and apologetic Ronald Reagan.
“We regret very much the embarrassment that’s been caused to you,” the US leader said during the call.
Baroness Thatcher was angered that she was not consulted before the Americans invaded a Commonwealth state.
United States troops were sent to Grenada in 1983 to topple the Caribbean island’s Marxist regime.
While US forces were still in action, the president phoned Lady Thatcher to explain the action he had taken.
“If I were there, Margaret,” he said, “I’d throw my hat in the door before I came in.”
The saying refers to an Civil War-era practice in which a visitor might throw his hat in to a room before entering – if he was unwelcome, it might be thrown out again or even shot at.
“There’s no need for that,” Lady Thatcher replied.
Reagan continued: “We regret very much the embarrassment that’s been caused to you, and I would like to tell you what the story is from our end.”
Would-be president Mitt Romney once said: “I will not and I will never apologize for America. I don’t apologize for America, because I believe in America.” Factcheck.org goes through the various times President Obama “apologized” and concludes no such apologies ever occurred.[su_csky_ad]