Obama sorry for U.S. policies during Argentina’s ‘dirty war’

by Kamilia Lahrichi and Oren Dorell  |  published on March 24, 2016

President Obama Thursday visited a memorial in Argentina to the thousands of people killed and disappeared during that country’s “dirty war,” on the 40th anniversary of the coup that started it.

Obama used his visit to announce his plan to declassify new military and intelligence records that document the human rights violations from 1976 to 1983.

“There’s been controversy about the policies of the United States early in those dark days,” Obama said, standing beside the Argentinian President Mauricio Macri. “The United States when it reflects on what happened here has to reflect on its own past…. When we’re slow to speak out on human rights, which was the case here.”

Obama said U.S. diplomats, human rights workers and reporters played an important role in documenting the abuses that took place in the aftermath. He extolled the likes of diplomat Tex Harris, who worked at the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires during the administration of then-President Jimmy Carter to document human rights abuses and identify the disappeared. Such men did so despite threats to themselves and their families, Obama said.

The new records that will be declassified will be added to a trove of more than 4,000 documents already declassified compiled by U.S. diplomats and used in Argentina to prosecute those accused in the abuses, Obama said.

  • ADRoberts

    Any way he can show disrespect to America. Any way he can claim that we were wrong, when it was the Argentinians who killed their own millions. And it is not about fairness. It is about submission and acting WEAK.
    He is pathetic. He is a traitor. He is destructive to America in everything he does.

  • arron Grottolo

    This ass-ole America hater should go down in history as another Benedict Arnold. He is not only a traitor, he is like a teeny bopper as far as his mental level is concerned. For the first time in my life I am ashamed of a US President.

  • cutterguy

    the one thing with which I can agree is that obastard is sorry. he is the sorriest potus we ever had!

  • mytrbilbo

    Worst POS in our 200+ year History.
    The only thing worse would be electing Hillary.

  • kmidlam@yahoo.com

    our rainbow boy

  • Sean Rickmin

    Why does this whining person that is supposed to be supporting AMERICA, keep up this anti-American CRAP.Do not let this muslim bottom feeder leave office without being impeached.PLEASE AMERICAN PATRIOTS,WAKE UP,HITLERY IS NO BETTER!!!!

  • Freedom

    And what is Obama doing about all the Christians being killed in these fanatical muslim countries ? Nothing because he is muslim.
    Hasn`t anyone wondered why you never hear about what church is he go to?

    • George

      I hear crickets!

    • I Seigel

      From USA Today:

      St. John’s Episcopal Church

      President Obama and his family attended Sunday services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is across Lafayette Park from the White House.

    • RadioFreeKansas

      As I recall early in his first term it was made quite clear that while living in Chicago O’Bama was a member of the United Church of Christ.

  • kassa1

    I think we should send the TreAsnous SOB TO Argentina as I sure they can use another communist idiot like Odumbo !

  • cathylovesyou

    If this wimp would only stop denigrating our country like Communist like to do we would all be better off. His legacy, a coward, divisive, hated America, divided our country regulated business almost beyond operation, killed opportunity for young people especially for the Black and Latino’s without them realizing it. Killed economic growth, showed very bad manners in all his works and deeds.

    • George

      Send him and his family to Belgium on a no-return ticket. After all, what do a few more terrorists matter?

    • Bill Peddie

      Cathy how about adding compulsive pathological liar!!
      The only redeeming part of Obama’s time in office is that all and I mean all the nation’s he went to an apologized to for the US, realized early on that Obama was nothing more than a liar.
      The world, unlike what Obama thinks, does not dislike us. Rather, they are just as anxious as we are for this person, Obama, to leave so the world can come back to some kind of order.
      Without Obama the world will be a better place. That is what the nations are feeling.
      Oh, and a while back (many may not have seen this because it was only broadcast several times and then dropped) the member of the Noble prize committee that suggested Obama decided to resign. He also said he was sorry for ever suggesting Obama for the Peace prize, after all Obama has done to the world.
      I just hope we have enough left to repair.
      Obama has been so destructive.

      • cathylovesyou

        Bill,
        We could go on forever. I read his two books written in 1996 (probably by his mentor Communist Bill Ayers. I read most of his Bio, the true parts and the made up ones and also can’t find the records that were erased costing Soros several million for the effort. Those who have had a beer with him should be ashamed.

        • Bill Peddie

          You and I seem to be on the same wave length.
          Where in these states do you reside.
          I am originally from Jersey but ended up in Indiana.
          You??

  • Jon Ockunzzi

    And how did Argentinian President Mauricio Macri respond to President Barack Hussein Obama? The lefty journalist does not tell us. Was he happy? Sad? Indifferent? Mad? Who the F knows?

    • George

      When Obama goes abroad and says “I am from America and I am here to help you”, no one takes him seriously. He is a laughing stock out there. So why would Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela (get the pattern?) take him seriously except for international political reasons?

      • Jon Ockunzzi

        That’s what I mean, George, did Argentinian President Mauricio Macri laugh his ass off or what? We may never know.

        • I Seigel

          Castro said those words to a reporter, moron. Not to Obama. Get your story straight.

          • Jon Ockunzzi

            OK OK Got it straight. Does it matter in this thread? We still don’t know how Argentinian President Mauricio Macri responded do we. Nice reporting.

          • I Seigel

            That’s true, We don’t know how the Argentinian president responded. So you can guess all you want, make up any story that suits your ideology. Or just wait to find out the actual facts.

          • Jon Ockunzzi

            I have not tried to guess about anything, moron, I have no intention of making up anything, idiot, I am not pushing any ideology, fool, and I acknowledged getting a fact wrong, jerk. There can be only one reason you keep making stupid responses to my posts; you are a fn paid troll.

          • I Seigel

            Yup, paid by NATO and the UN

          • Jon Ockunzzi

            Think you can get me one of those jobs? Does it pay well? Do you get benefits? Free stuff?

          • I Seigel

            I’m all about the free stuff, in case you had any doubts.

          • Jon Ockunzzi

            How can I get me some a’ that thar free stuff?

          • I Seigel

            It’s real eazy. Just turn into a libtard and stick your palm out.

          • Jon Ockunzzi

            Thanks. I might give it a try if I can get somebody to stick a straw in my ear and suck out half my brain.

          • I Seigel

            Really? You REALLY want to try to tell me that “I have not tried to guess about anything”?? Here’s what you said: “…did Argentinian President Mauricio Macri laugh his ass off or what? We may never know.” Sure sounds to me like you want to invent a scenario that fits your view of Obama.

            Then you say: “We still don’t know how Argentinian President Mauricio Macri responded do we.” Again, you seem to be itching for news that would cast Obama in a bad light. You can certainly grandstand all you want and try to pull one over on me, but don’t lie to yourself!!

            “Moron, idiot, fool, jerk”: Look in the mirror when you use those words.

          • Jon Ockunzzi

            I am merely saying that we know how Raul Castro responded to Obama’s good will tour but we do not know how Mauricio Macri responded. That’s all. I threw in a touch of bias because I was taking a jab at our left-leaning liberal media only telling us what they want us to know. They had no chance to suppress Castro. Try to comprehend my words for what they are, not through your own biased lens. I wasn’t trying to “invent a scenario” to cast Obama in a poor light. He’s perfectly capable of doing that himself with no help from me.

  • Kenny Moss

    Just be glad that the clown is soon gone

    • Jon Ockunzzi

      Amen, my friend, Amen.

  • Noah Rosenblum

    Obummer is a thoroughly incompetent IDIOT, he’s in the wrong role. He should have been a delusional preacher. What a huge mistake he is, a huge embarrassment to both the US and the free world. Obummer = the worst president in US history !!!!

  • Rick Vitti

    SCREW up ovomit. What do you have some kinda half black guilt? The biggest joke of a president we have ever had.

  • DoraG38

    I’m just sorry the misinformed people ever elected this man to be our president. He is the worst one in the history of the USA.

    • Al

      He sure is.

    • Dennis Wenthold

      I tend to respectfully differ. I have been voting since 1970 and in my life time the 2nd Bush has been our worst president. A nice person but not a good president.

      • Jon Ockunzzi

        “the 2nd Bush has been our worst president.” According to the leftist liberal media. I believe history will tell a different story. I remember when Woodrow Wilson wasn’t such a bad President. Now some sources are calling him our worst President. Oh, how we flip flop.

      • Sir David Haddon

        AND YOU THINK THAT BLACK MUSLIM IS A GOOD PRESIDENT? SEND HIM ON A ONE WAY VACATION TO THE MIDDLE EAST WITH HIS WIFE AND KIDS AND SEE HOW LONG HE LAST THERE,,, THEY WOULD BEHEAD HIM IN A MINUTE..

      • Howard Martin

        No Dennis lt’s not Bush it’s that black peice of SHIT.

    • tim

      even worse would be those same people poised to elect Hillary

      • Howard Martin

        Yes I know I’ve seen little girls
        With pink bows in there hair and little boys with pimples on there faces all cheering for that murdering liying cunt.and they want the voteing age dropped to
        17 years old

    • Phillip_in_TX

      He wasn’t “elected.” He was “installed.”

    • Howard Martin

      Misinformed did not elect him. Like I said before every nigger, Mexican peice of white trash or
      Shit head democrats put him in the W H .every lazy bastard that wants something for free. 10 Gen welfare persons and every other shitbird looking for a hand out. That’s who put that nigger in the WH.

  • carpkiller

    Those he called out are very capable of making sure he does not finish his 2nd term.

  • Navalair59

    He is a pathetic lying B _ _ t_ _ d..

    • Jon Ockunzzi

      Don’t be afraid to say bastard.

  • Mike Tanco

    HE NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF OUR POLICIES BEFORE HE WORRIES ABOUT SOME OTHER COUNTRY.

    • Phillip_in_TX

      Actually, he needs to spend the remainder of his time on the “golf course.” We are much safer that way and it’s the only time he has any “balls!”

      • Sir David Haddon

        I THINK HE SHOULD SPEND THE REMAINDER OF HIS TERM LOCKED IN A ,,,,,,,6 X 10 CELL AT GITMO ALONG WITH HILLARY TRAITOR CLINTON…

      • Howard Martin

        Right on the mark my friend

  • lostproton

    Barack Obama is an obnoxious hypocrite. He is calling the past U.S. administrations wrong for not exposing Argentina’s human rights violations when his administration will not call the Islamic State’s killing of thousands of Christians, that is called for in the Qur’an, as genocide when the news media has shown to the world the crucifying and beheading of Christians by those Islamic/Muslims.

    • Jon Ockunzzi

      And the bastard can’t even say Islamic terrorists or Muslin terrorists.

  • Robert Barnes

    obama is a lieing POS and a foreign agent enemy of America see commieblaster.com and youtube.com CRIMES OF OBAMA

  • Ramon1710 .

    “There’s been controversy about the policies of the United States early in those dark days,” Obama said, “slow to speak out on human rights, which was the case here.”
    Human rights, like the right to keep one’s doctor, the right to privacy instead of NSA eavesdropping, the right to freedom of religion instead of a majority submitting to the desires of fringe groups, the right to expect a president to enforce the law instead of constantly violate it, the right to representative government, the right to know the qualifications of someone running for president and why he used a social security number tracing to a dead man from Connecticut when he never lived in Connecticut?
    Hypocrisy is a way of life in the Rainbow House. He needs to quit apologizing for America, and start explaining himself.

    • sue lenhart

      Amen! Couldn’t have said it any better!

    • Warren Moulton

      You are so right!!

    • Rick Vitti

      Apparently he has a number of SS numbers from CT….BUT no one will touch him. The media has been bought paid for and have reserved their places in Hell. Put on slow cook please.

    • Sir David Haddon

      WHY IS THIS BLACK ISLAMIC MOTHER FUCKER STILL RUINING AMERICA AND NOT ONE MAN IN WASHINGTON HAS THE BALLS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT,,, I AM ASHAMED OF OUR WASHINGTON ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT TAKE BIG PAY CHECKS, ALL KINDS OF BENEFITS AND HUNDREDS OF MILLION$ IN KICK BACK FROM THE BIG CORPORATIONS THAT ARE RUINING OUR EARTH AND POISONING OUR FOOD,, I PRAY THAT EVERY ONE OF THEM BURN IN HELL AND HOPE IT’S SOON…MY ANCESTORS TILL THIS DAY HAVE FOUGHT IN EVERY WAR SINCE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO KEEP AMERICA SAFE AND NOW THE TRAITOR IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS KISSING EVERY ASS THAT AMERICA FOUGHT AGAINST. ARGENTINA,, CUBA,, AFGHANISTAN,,MIDDLE EAST,, RUSSIA,, MEXICAN DRUG LORDS NEXT? HE NEEDS A TASTE OF REALITY,, HE TALKS ABOUT POVERTY, WHO JUST SPENT $40,000 DOLLARS FOR HIS TWO MONKEY KIDS DRESSES ? DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT COULD FEED? I AM TALKING ABOUT NEEDY FAMILIES, WHILE ILLEGAL FAMILIES ARE MAKING DOUBLE WHAT I GET FROM SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BECAUSE I WAS IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT WITH AN ILLEGAL ALIEN DRIVING DRUNK, AND WASHINGTON LEAVES OUR BORDERS WIDE OPEN, HOPE ISIS INVADES THE WHITE HOUSE ,,,,,,

      • Jon Ockunzzi

        Awesome rant. I salute you and agree 100%.

      • tim

        ISIS has already invaded the white house as well as every branch of government and military

      • George

        It’s called Progressives.

      • Howard Martin

        Sir David
        I’ve said the pretty much what you have said for the last eight years as far as my own party is concern the GOP is not going to do a fucking thing about impeaching that goddam nigger I would to see that black bastard spending the next 40 years in a max security federal prison locked
        Up 23 hours a day.I know what needs to be done as you do & thousands like us but I cannot spell it out. I guess all we can do is hope that Trump wins the WH and that salt water nigger die’s a
        Horrible death.

      • arron Grottolo

        When I walk into my local VA hospital and I see his “official portrait” on the wall, it takes every bit of restraint and self control I can muster to keep rom spitting on it. I have zero respect for him and his husband.

    • Jon Ockunzzi

      You forgot right to bear arms to protect yourself from the government. The Second Amendment protects the First. Molon Labe.

    • kassa1

      Ya like the right to a trial instead of a ambush in Oragon , which murdered 1 and wounded others and this is justice under the Kaw by the taxpayer funded SS/FBI !

    • RadioFreeKansas

      Normally I’d let a rant like yours go but some truths need to be remembered: the “right to privacy”/NSA B.S. began with the so-called “Patriot” act from Bush Jr. & Darth Cheney. As for freedom of religion, how about freedom FROM religion? Just because I may work for someone who doesn’t believe in contraceptives on religious grounds doesn’t mean the insurance I contribute to through my employer should forbid paying for my wife’s birth control pills.

      • George

        Get another job. People do it all the time for many different reasons.

        • Sir David Haddon

          WHO CAN QUIT A JOB WHEN THERE ISN’T ENOUGH FOR AMERICANS?
          You for one forgot the 30+ Million Illegals and Refugees have taken our jobs and the Poor working class in America are not only supporting maybe 16 million Illegal females and the tens of Millions of 14th Amendment Anchor babies till they reach eighteen years old to get knocked up their self and go on welfare for another Generation.
          THE TIME HAS COME FOR ANOTHER REVOLUTION..

          • Howard Martin

            Sir David. I’ve seen twelve year olds knocked up with Illegal it’s the family business.

      • Ramon1710 .

        Abstain from sex, and save yourself some money. The world will be better for it.
        Anti-religious nuts always seem to feel they’re owed things.

        • RadioFreeKansas

          Ahh..too late! 62 with a son and 2 grandchildren. As for “anti-religious” I happen to be a life-long member of a christian faith other than Roman Catholicism and I’m a volunteer with an ecumenical prison ministry. I’ve also voted for both Democrats and Republicans. And you?

    • George

      According to leftists in this country, our (the US’s) job is to promote freedon for people in other countries while taking it away from us Americans who are supposed to fight and die freeing other countries.

  • mcgyver35

    No, Oblamer is just sorry as h3ll

    • Jon Ockunzzi

      Oblamer is Hell.

    • Sir David Haddon

      TIME SOMEONE IN THE CIA TAKES CARE OF BUSINESS,,,,

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