In my column today, I talk about presidential apologies, and hypothesize about a presidential apology to the Vietnamese — for U.S. actions (specifically, congressional actions) in 1975. A reader reminds me of something I had forgotten, or perhaps never knew. This is GWB in Latvia — interesting:
The agreement at Yalta followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Once again, when powerful governments negotiated, the freedom of small nations was somehow expendable. Yet this attempt to sacrifice freedom for the sake of stability left a continent divided and unstable. The captivity of millions in Central and Eastern Europe will be remembered as one of the greatest wrongs of history.
That Bush was one freedom-obsessed sumbitch, most of the time . . .