For the record, a list of Bush Administration apologies to foreign governments from 2001 to 2008. Full post here.
The “WE” don’t apologize brand of Yosemite Sam foreign policy espoused recently by former Massachusetts Governor Romney stands in stark contrast to the measured responses of President George W. Bush who was willing to make amends to foreign governments when the diplomatic situation called for it. While I’ve been, and remain, highly critical of the Bush Administration’s foreign policy in general — giving credit where it is due — President Bush did know when an apology was in order.
Current Republican candidate Romney seems not to have mastered the fundamentals of diplomacy necessary to understand when temper should be tamped down by temperance.