Archive for the ‘apology’ Category

Only 11% of Americans Say Obama, U.S. Should Apologize To Iran

February 2, 2009

The Rasmussen Poll asked Americans if the U.S. owes an aplogy to Iran.  The question arose because of President Obama’s recent appearance on al-Arabiya TV.

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From Rasmussen Poll

Just 11% of U.S. voters think America should apologize to Iran for “crimes” against the Islamic country – one of the prerequisites demanded by the Iranian president before he will agree to meet with President Barack Obama.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 73% oppose such an apology.

Obama in an interview last week with al-Arabiya, a 24-hour Arabic language satellite network, offered to end nearly 30 years of bad relations with Iran if the Middle Eastern nation is ready to “unclench its fist.” Ahmadinejad responded by demanding an apology for U.S. “crimes” against Iran and calling for major changes in U.S. policies toward his country.

Shortly after Obama’s election, most Americans said they expect terrorists or Iran to provide his first international test in office.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters view Iran as an enemy of the United States, while just four percent (4%) say it is an ally. Thirty-nine percent (39%) view it as somewhere in between the two, and six percent (6%) are not sure. These numbers have changed little since last September.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/rasmussen/2009020
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Nude Virgin Mary cover prompts Playboy apology

December 13, 2008

A nude model resembling the Virgin Mary on the cover of the Mexican edition of Playboy magazine, published only days before a major Mexican festival dedicated to the mother of Jesus, prompted the company’s U.S. headquarters on Friday to apologize.

The magazine, which hit newsstands on Dec. 1 as ceremonies began leading to Friday’s pilgrimage to the Mexico City shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, showed a model wearing nothing but a white cloth over her head and breasts.

The cover of the Mexican Playboy magazine. (AAP)
The cover of the Mexican Playboy magazine. (AAP)

She is standing in front of a stained glass window with the cover line, “We Love You, Maria” in Spanish. The model’s name is Maria Florencia Onori.

The Virgin of Guadalupe, said to have appeared to a sixteenth century Indian peasant, is Mexico’s most revered Roman Catholic figure and the annual pilgrimage to the Mexico City basilica dedicated to her is one of the world’s largest religious events.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN1250649220081213