Obama on Apology Tour, Romney Hits Home Run Speech
Courtesy of My Take blog... emphasis mine.
"Just a few days from now, we will mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
I’m sure many of you have been to Normandy. I have. I saw the beaches. I saw the acre upon acre of crosses and stars that mark the resting place of those who gave the last full measure of devotion to their country’s cause. They were sent by an awakened American nation to liberate a continent. In the shadow of World War II’s desolation, they resolutely shouldered the burden of defending freedom.
That burden did not end with that war.
Since that time, American soldiers have fought in remote places. America sacrificed the blood of its sons and daughters and sent treasure abroad, helping nurture democracy and human rights all over the world. We sustained a network of alliances and built military prowess that at first contained and then defeated Soviet communism.
Because of what America did in the 20th century, there are hundreds of millions of people around the world who now live in freedom - who, but for the price paid by the United States, would have lived in despair. I know of no other such example of national selflessness in the history of mankind.
That is why America is the hope of the earth.
That is also why, with all due respect, I take issue with President Obama’s recent tour of apology.
It’s not because America hasn’t made mistakes-we have-but because America’s mistakes are overwhelmed by what America has meant to the hopes and aspirations of people throughout the world.
The President also claimed on Arabic TV that America has dictated to other nations.
No, ...America has sacrificed to free other nations from dictators." - Mitt Romney, June 1st 2009
Full text of the entire speech "The Care of Freedom".