Simply calling the Afghans “crazy” or demanding an apology from them is not a solution.
They apologized for “poor judgment,” then essentially retracted the apology by claiming Wolf's aide was provoked.
ABC's George Stephanopoulos played along too, saying "we've heard some say that this was an apology tour."
McCaughey said she had not read TNR's apology, but that she assumed it was “politically motivated.”
But the inevitable cult of apology is of course provoked by the cult of outrage.
It was the apology of the old school for the new era of sport.
In view of the violence you made use of, I consider that you owe my son an apology.
Ample opportunity was given for explanation and apology for the insult.
She called upon her in the course of the morning, to make an apology.
It will, at the same time, furnish the apology for my not answering you from Philadelphia.
early 15c., "defense, justification," from Late Latin apologia, from Greek apologia "a speech in defense," from apologeisthai "to speak in one's defense," from apologos "an account, story," from apo- "from, off" (see apo-) + logos "speech" (see lecture (n.)).
The original English sense of "self-justification" yielded a meaning "frank expression of regret for wrong done," first recorded 1590s, but this was not the main sense until 18c. The old sense tends to emerge in Latin form apologia (first attested in English 1784), especially since J.H. Newman's "Apologia pro Vita Sua" (1864).