Five Epic Apologies from World Leaders

Here is some good news!  The following article points out that it is so hard to apologize, even behind closed doors to one person much less the masses and some world leaders have done.   I say congratulations to these who are highlighted here!!!

More world leaders need to learn the art of the apology–yes!!!

All of these are not well done but at lead some intentionality is involved.

Take a look…

Elton John put it simply in 1976: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word to say.”

Most recently, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret for referring to President Obama as a “son of a bitch” and said his nation seeks closer ties with the United States.

 

Former president Bill Clinton ‘regrets’ affair: 

On Aug. 17, 1998, during a White House address to the nation, Clinton fessed up to having a sexual relationship with his intern Monica Lewinsky.

Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara ‘sorry’ for errors in Vietnam War planning:

Robert McNamara served as Secretary of Defense for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and is credited with playing an instrumental role in the Vietnam War.

Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair ‘sorry’ for Iraq War ‘mistakes’: 

In October 2015, Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized for “mistakes” made in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Former President Ronald Reagan has ‘regret’ over Iran dealings:

In January 1987, during a State of the Union broadcast President Reagan admitted that “serious mistakes were made” in dealings with Iran in an attempt to guarantee the release of seven American hostages held in Lebanon.

France’s Ecology Minister Segolene Royal ‘sorry’ over Nutella comments: 

In June of 2015, Royal said on French television that people should avoid eating Nutella because it is made with palm oil, DW reported. 

Full article here.

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