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克林顿总统向国人认错

时间:2008-7-23栏目:公众演讲


        克林顿总统向国人认错

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PresidentBillClinton:
Thankyouverymuch,ladiesandgentlemen.WelcometotheWhiteHouseandtothisdaytowhichHillaryandthevicepresidentandIlookforwardsomucheveryyear.
Thisisalwaysanimportantdayforourcountry,forthereasothatthevicepresidentsaid.Itisanunusualand,Ithink,unusuallyimportantdaytoday.ImaynotbequiteaseasywithmywordstodayasIhavebeeninyearspast,andIwasupratherlatelastnightthinkingaboutandprayingaboutwhatIoughttosaytoday.Andratherunusualforme,Iactuallytriedtowriteitdown.Soifyouwillforgiveme,IwilldomybesttosaywhatitisIwanttosaytoyou-andImayhavetotakemyglaesouttoreadmyownwriting.
First,Iwanttosaytoallofyouthat,asyoumightimagine,Ihavebeenonquiteajourneytheselastfewweekstogettotheendofthis,totherockbottomtruthofwhereIamandwhereweallare.
IagreewiththosewhohavesaidthatinmyfirststatementafterItestifiedIwasnotcontriteenough.Idon'tthinkthereisafancywaytosaythatIhavesied.
ItisimportanttomethateverybodywhohasbeenhurtknowthatthesorrowIfeelisgenuine:firstandmostimportant,myfamily;alsomyfriends,mystaff,myCabinet,MonicaLewikyandherfamily,andtheAmericanpeople.Ihaveaskedallfortheirforgivene.
ButIbelievethattobeforgiven,morethansorrowisrequired-atleasttwomorethings.First,genuinerepentance-adeterminationtochangeandtorepairbreachesofmyownmaking.Ihaverepented.Second,whatmybiblecallsa''brokenirit'';anunderstandingthatImusthaveGod'shelptobethepersonthatIwanttobe;awillingnetogivetheveryforgiveneIseek;arenunciationoftheprideandtheangerwhichcloudjudgment,leadpeopletoexcuseandcompareandtoblameandcomplain.范文先生版权所有
Now,whatdoesallthismeanformeandforus?First,Iwillitructmylawyerstomountavigorousdefee,usingallavailablearopriatearguments.ButlegallanguagemustnotocurethefactthatIhavedonewrong.Second,Iwillcontinueonthepathofrepentance,seekingpastoralsuortandthatofothercaringpeoplesothattheycanholdmeaccountableformyowncommitment.
Third,Iwillinteifymyeffortstoleadourcountryandtheworldtowardpeaceandfreedom,proerityandharmony,inthehopethatwithabrokeniritand

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