President Obama only has a few months left in his presidency, so he’s quickly stepping up his apology tour. While in Laos, he apologized for the US bombing that country during the Vietnam War.
“That conflict was another reminder that, whatever the cause, whatever our intentions, war inflicts a terrible toll, especially on innocent men, women and children,” Obama said. “Today, I stand with you in acknowledging the suffering and sacrifices on all sides of that conflict.”
As a result, he said, having a U.S. president visit Laos would have been “unimaginable,” but he noted his courage to address the historical conflict.
“At the time, the U.S. government did not acknowledge America’s role. It was a secret war, and for years, the American people did not know,” Obama said. “Even now, many Americans are not fully aware of this chapter in our history, and it’s important that we remember today.”
He announced his plan to meet with survivors of the United States bombing of Laos, asserting that the U.S. had a “moral obligation” to help them fix their country.
While he was apologizing, he promised $90 million American tax dollars would be spent in Laos as part of our “moral obligation.”Conservatives on Twitter were less than thrilled.
Obama's Apology Tour continues: $90m to Laos meanwhile US cities are war zones and our veterans are going without https://t.co/fTlmHzTgcx
— ಠ_ಠ ❗jerxme (@jerxme) September 7, 2016
#Obama can't help himself. He continued his apology tour in Laos, apologizing for bombing during the War in Vietnam
— hunkerdad (@hunkerdad) September 6, 2016
#Obama's latest trip – Humiliated by China, Verbally abused by Duterte of Phillipines, No-Go with Putin and Apology to Laos – Anything else?
— Kevin Rooney (@krooney61) September 6, 2016
Hillary would continue Obama’s doctrine of continually apologizing and being embarrassed about our country. I have had enough of this! Just two more months until Donald Trump is elected president!