Camerican Apologies?

From the Globe and Mail:

OTTAWA — Canada’s residential-schools apology has opened the possibility that U.S. President George W. Bush may do the same in his final months of office, says Republican Senator Sam Brownback.

In an interview with The Globe and Mail, the senior senator from Kansas said Canada’s apology has increased the pressure on Washington, and he expressed hope that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will raise the issue directly with the President.

Mr. Brownback has already secured the support of his Senate colleagues for a historic, broadly worded apology to native Americans. The three-page apology was added as an amendment in February to legislation dealing with Indian health care. It now must be approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and then ultimately the President.

The move towards formal apologies (as opposed to official regrets of things having happened….passive voice Rumsfeldian BS) got started via the Aussies and their new PM Rudd.  It would be a good thing if the US followed suit.

Published in: on July 5, 2008 at 8:59 am  Leave a Comment  

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