When America does something wrong, a reasonable apology is acceptable. The record is very clear, however, that the "wretched" things America has done are miniscule compared to the "remarkable" and even noble things that America has contributed to the world - inventions and medical advances, for example, in addition to support when natural disasters strike. And, of course, concepts like freedom, the rule of law, and the most egalitarian society the earth has seen. More than two hundred years of one-way migration attest to America's virtue. obama apologizes for America - not for a specific transgression - because he does not understand and does not like the America that has brought so many good things to the world.