First he lied with his bald, clearly spoken, oft-repeated “Period.”
Then he lied with his denial that he said “Period,” insisting that he really said “If.”
Now he “apologizes.”
I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.
Let’s leave aside whether we can believe him this third time around. Let’s look at what he’s masquerading as an apology.
For what is he apologizing, really? That folks find themselves in “this situation” as a result of his behavior. There’s not the least syllable of an apology for his behavior.
A third lie.
Update: As I think about this a bit more, here’s another thought: Obama is sorry that folks took him at his word–that whole “based on assurances they got from me” thing.