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In a recent article that I wrote entitled, "President Obama, A Unique Black Man," I said that," "How America Thinks of You is Exactly How America Sees You." This was taken from my book, "Born In The Wrong Country," which on one hand depicts some of the issues of unwelcomeness from a country who bought and stole Africans from their homeland and forced them into slavery. A similar statement can also be used when referring to people, whether they are White, Black, Asian, Indian, Iraqi, English, Pakistani, African, Israeli, Norwegian, Russian, Chinese or Afghanistan people; the same holds true. How people think of you is exactly how they see you. These are strong statements, but it goes back to when Black people, African-American People of Color were enslaved by the former colonies, which became the United States of America. Whether one wants to believe it not, much of this has been carried over and still holds true today, especially in politics.

Before reading any further just think about those statements for a moment; think about how you've thought or think about someone who is not like you. Think about how you think of them and how you see them. After you've done that, think about how you see people in your own life, close friends, parents, and siblings and see how you've talked about them in certain ways, but later came to regret what you said, mostly because you got caught. Did you really regret what you said, or did someone expose what you said about certain people or groups? If the latter is true, if someone exposed what you said, outed you for your comments, and now you're saying that you have regrets of what you said, then you're really not sorry; you're sorry that you got caught, and that is not being remorseful. You intended to say exactly what you said, and probably had done so many times before.

Now think of certain groups, different ethnicities, organizations, religions, races, and groups that differ from you in their sexual orientation, such as lesbians, gay, bisexuals and transgender people. Think of what you've thought when you've encountered these various groups of people, and then ask yourself how do you see them? Perhaps what you said was not so nice, but you didn't get caught or maybe some of you did. When you say things that aren't nice, you're responding to exactly how you think of these people, so if you say that you're sorry, you're being hypocritical. You say these things thinking that no one will hear you or repeat what you said because you're a coward, but you know that if you do get caught, you can always fall back on I'm sorry, and some people will believe you. You see Gen. Stanley McChrystal was probably thinking, I'll just say that my words were inappropriate and offer my resignation; he probably thought that would be enough. Did Gen. Stanley McChrystal apologize to the President or did he just offer his resignation? It is said that he should apologize to the military men and women in Afghanistan.

"Ultimately, Gen. McChrystal should publicly apologize to the military men and women who are left behind to carry out their duty in Afghanistan."

It is also said that he offered a public apology.,0,3114733.story

"."McChrystal offered a public apology Tuesday. He also met with Karzai, Holbrooke and Eikenberry and privately apologized."" It is also said that Gen. McChrystal apologized to for the article.

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Apologies to others included were cited in an article on the following website.

"Although McChrystal issued a public apology and telephoned all those who were the objects of his scorn, except the president, it did not carry much weight."

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Let's be very clear, a General that offers his resignation to the President is not the same as a General offering his apology to the President; the two words have two distinct meanings, neither is even similar in word origin.

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This article begins with its title, which is a que... by Milton Lee Norris on Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:24:53 AM
"President Obama is working tomend this political ... by Darren Wolfe on Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 2:57:48 PM
I think the majority of people in the US agree wit... by Steven Leser on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 2:28:09 AM
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Thank you very much; I appreciate your comment.... by Milton Lee Norris on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 7:10:28 AM
That's why we're doomed.... by Darren Wolfe on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:21:53 AM
I'll be honest here ! Obama is a sociopath and a... by Jon Ross on Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:22:47 PM
It is unfortunate that your views are corrupted by... by Milton Lee Norris on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 7:56:00 AM
if the joy I felt at finally seeing an AA in the W... by Vaikunthanath Kaviraj on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:49:27 AM
Milton -YOU seem to be stuck on the "Race thing" -... by Jon Ross on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 5:03:09 PM
Well you see that I do see beyond; it is a Black, ... by Milton Lee Norris on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 7:32:54 PM
Milton I would love your thoughts on the Black Pan... by Jon Ross on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 12:32:44 PM
Do you even have an education beyond kindergarten ... by Dak on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:08:33 AM
Dak What is the point of your reply relative to th... by Jon Ross on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 4:27:42 PM
Obama came into politics by having some success as... by Philip Pease on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:30:11 AM
Personally, the man should have been fired outrigh... by Dak on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:57:55 AM
Dak, Thank you for your comments and support.... by Milton Lee Norris on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 6:36:06 PM
Uppity.... by mollycruz on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:47:51 PM
and I think, Mr. Norris has a lot to offer. I am w... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 1:10:30 PM
Mark I like what you say about me having a lot to ... by Milton Lee Norris on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 6:22:27 PM
A problem of some in that category. Perhaps his va... by Margaret Bassett on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 2:53:37 PM
Thank you Margaret for your comments; I am always ... by Milton Lee Norris on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 6:03:24 PM