I have to keep coming back to this. My apologies.
International Politics professor: “Mitt Romney doesn’t know (squat) about international law. Apologies are necessary, so as to not set a precedence.”
If we don’t apologize, we are in a sense inviting Mexico to come into our country and take whomever they want. We are saying it is okay to disregard the Geneva Convention, and in a broader sense international law. Which of course it is not.