Just several hours after the Cambridge Police took umbrage with the words and rhetoric of Pres. Barack Obama with regard to the arrest of his friend Prof. Henry Gates of Harvard.
Obama says that his choice of words at his press conference were perhaps wrong, and led to the appearance of a maligning of Sgt. Crowley and the Cambridge Police, but he defends his position of how a black man was handled in this situation.
The President stressed that both the Sgt. and the Professor are good men, caught in a situation that went awry, perhaps both overreacting.
Without saying the word “apology” or “I’m sorry”, the President has essentially issued a “Non-apology” apology. Obama does not want this race issue to continue to drown out his healthcare reform initiative.