As usual, your assumptions are wrong...but nice try at an insulting response.
You didn't answer the question. Are you ashamed that you never served? Lacked courage? Or were you born with a silver-spoon and felt military service was beneath you....meant for peons only? Or else why wouldn't you understand the significance of a well-crafted statement of regret to re-open that supply route.
I mean...it seems you don't have the best interest of the troops or the military operation at heart.
At the very least one would think saving $100 million a month would mean something to a constantly complaining deficit hawk.
But it's purely partisan politics for you....principle be damned.
So you can quit pretending that what the US had to do somehow violated your sense of pride....you never really deserved it in the first place.
Not sure how you leaped to that conclusion - and yes I suppose following Carter's legacy of being weak would seem as an insult (even you recognized it). I base that opinion on his policies, and directions of the military during his term. Since you asked - I will also - what branch did you serve and for how long?
Vietnam was over and they didn't even have selective service when I turned 18. (I went to sign up and was told they didn't require it anymore)
When I graduated from college there were no conflicts or wars (technically Korea is still a conflict).
I can assure you those in my family that did serve (3 Vietnam - Navy/Marine/Army, and one remaining WWII vet), all have the same beliefs I hold, as I learned from them. Respect and Support the troops, provide services after their time/service, and keep our military and country strong.
I'm not saying we should never apologize.
There are appropriate times for apologies - when deaths are involved, and they should be done in a timely fashion at the appropriate level...
This case and one in North Korea are the only times I can find where it was demanded
of our politicians and they did it. Once to release prisoners of war, and now this time to maybe open a supply road.
In fact President Carter refused to apologize to Iran to release the hostages (a fact I didn't know)...
Here is a link for political apologies around the world - http://www.upenn.edu/pnc/politicalapologies.html