I'm always unsure about this apology business. On one hand if it's earnestly meant and accepted, and it allows us to move forward as friends then it's got to be a positive thing. My concern is always though, where do you draw the line on these things, do the people of Rome formally apologise for their invasions of Europe. Do the people of Spain need to apologise to the indigenous people of Latin America, do the United states need to do the same to those from the North .. What about the Arab expansion, the Greek government formally apologise for Alexander the Great ! .. OK .. Sounds ridiculous, but the point is, where do we draw the line ..
Ultimately, I think it's all politics, if it moves us forward .. Great ..