I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United
States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their
status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the
Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of
Europe ? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all
about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?
I would've picked a different example. World War I was almost a hundred years ago. WWII about 70; the Marshall Plan more than 60. Most of the people involved in these are dead, typically for decades now. They were very different Americans in a very different America. I for one am not keen to rest on their laurels, nor on presuming to know what they would or wouldn't consider an insult. I don't think any of us has inherited by birth the respect they earned with their blood.
That's just me though, YMMV.