What the President said in that speech [in Cairo] was that he hoped to return to the days when we had a partnership with the Muslim world. That America 20, 30 years ago enjoyed some type of good relationship that now has gone awry. I don’t see it that way. I don’t see that somehow we need apologize for anything that America has done. Are we a perfect nation? By no means. Are we better than any[one] else because of the exceptional nature of who we are? Yes.
Eric Cantor, R-VA
Listen, I'm damn happy that I'm an American and wasn't born is say, Rwanda. But this "we're better than everyone else" line is childish schoolyard gloating - counterproductive and immature.