President Obama has been visiting with world leaders the last month and apologizing for past mistakes by the United States. It's good to learn from your mistakes.
Where should he go next? What would happen if the President visited various Republican state conventions, and apologized for mistakes made by the Democratic party in the past. You know, like supporting slavery in the 1840s and 1850s. Supporting groups that suppressed the vote among newly-freed slaves. It's dealings with the KKK in the 1920s. Wasteful spending during the 40 years it held the House of Representatives.
Can't imagine that, can you? If President Obama talked like that at one Republican gathering, there would not be a left-side of the blogosphere anymore. All of the heads would explode.
Talking like that in foreign capitals to foreign leaders gives us two options -
1. They will think we're humble and will listen to them.
2. They will think we can be easily rolled.
I'm sure you think Republicans would take advantage if Obama admitted past Democratic mistakes. Why would foreign leaders be any different?