President Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House on Friday in an attempt to diffuse the storm he started. He admitted that he used the wrong choice of words. He said:
“I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sgt. Crowley specifically,” Obama told reporters. “I could have calibrated those words differently, and I told this to Sgt. Crowley.”
He stop short of apologising to the Cambridge Police Department and reiterated his assertion that he believes police overreacted, but said Gates “probably overreacted as well.” Deciding now that he wants to know the full story, he has invited both Sgt. James Crowley and Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to the White House to talk.
I applaud his decision to know the full story and be diplomatic BUT I strongly feel that he should apologise to Sgt. Crowley. The guy was just doing his job!.
An apology can work wonders but is Mr Obama to proud to do that?.