Humiliating apologies and speeches?
We remember Bill Clinton's deeply shameful situation a decade or so back, and how he squirmed and mumbled redfaced during his woefully embarrassing public 'apology' to America?
Ironically, much of the globe squirmed every time that utter dunce, President Dubya, even opened his mouth.
We Brits in the 80's had a string of Politicians making laughable public excuses before assembled news reporters at the gates of their homes (wives and kids dutifully standing to attention, like a Victorian postcard!), for some gay/fetish sex scandal- or 'slipping and falling inside a gentleman' as Little Britain puts it?
There was that redoubtable US WWII General, old 'Blood and Guts' George Patton who, after slapping a hospitalised GI in Sicily in 1943, who was recovering from 'battle fatigue', was forced by his superiors, Ike and Bradley, to make a very public apology speech to the army.
Which other historic speeches were shameful or humiliating for the speaker?