Here’s the last piece I’ll post on the the subject of Yalta. Drezner’s got a nice post on the hub-bub and notes that Bush didn’t say anything that groundbreaking. But, this is a great point:
However…. Bill Clinton never met an apology he didn’t like on the international stage, in part because he knew that admissions of past error — even if slightly exaggerated — played well abroad. If Bush picks up this trope from Clinton — and doesn’t abuse it — then liberals are protesting about this way too much.