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克林顿总统向国人道歉

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        克林顿总统向国人道歉

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ThiseechwasgivenbyPresidentBillClintontoreportersintheWhiteHouseRoseGardenonFriday,December11,1998,at4:11p.m.,justminutesbeforetheHouseJudiciaryCommitteevotedtopaitsfirstarticleofimpeachment.


PresidentBillClinton:

Goodafternoon.

Asanyoneclosetomeknows,formonthsIhavebeengralingwithhowbesttoreconcilemyselftotheAmericanpeople,toacknowledgemyownwrongdoingandstilltomaintainmyfocusontheworkofthepresidency.

Othersarepresentingmydefeeonthefacts,thelawandtheCotitution.NothingIcansaynowcanaddtothat.

WhatIwanttheAmericanpeopletoknow,whatIwanttheCongretoknowisthatIamprofoundlysorryforallIhavedonewronginwordsanddeeds.范文先生版权所有

Inevershouldhavemisledthecountry,theCongre,myfriendsormyfamily.Quitesimply,Igaveintomyshame.Ihavebeencondemnedbymyaccuserswithharshwords.

Andwhileit'shardtohearyourselfcalleddeceitfulandmanipulative,IrememberBenFranklin'sadmonitionthatourcriticsareourfriends,fortheydoshowusourfaults.

MerewordscaotfullyexpretheprofoundremorseIfeelforwhatourcountryisgoingthroughandforwhatmembersofbothpartiesinCongrearenowforcedtodealwith.ThesepastmonthshavebeenatorturousproceofcomingtotermswithwhatIdid.Iunderstandthataccountabilitydemandscoequences,andI'mpreparedtoacceptthem.

PainfulasthecondemnationoftheCongrewouldbe,itwouldpaleincomparisontothecoequencesofthepainIhavecausedmyfamily.Thereisnogreateragony.

Likeanyonewhohonestlyfacestheshameofwrongfulconduct,IwouldgiveanythingtogobackandundowhatIdid.

ButoneofthepainfultruthsIhavetolivewithistherealitythatthatissimplynotpoible.Anoldanddearfriendofminerecentlysentmethewisdomofapoetwhowrote,"Themovingfingerwritesandhavingwrit,moveson.Norallyourpietynorwitshalllureitbacktocancelhalfaline.Norallyourtearswashoutawordofit.''

Sonothing,notpiety,nortears,norwit,nortormentcanalterwhatIhavedone.Imustmakemypeacewiththat.

ImustalsobeatpeacewiththefactthatthepubliccoequencesofmyactioareinthehandsoftheAmericanpeoplean

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