Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Durbin Recants...Pretty Much

Dick Durbin, "Tears welling in his eyes," tried to apologize today for his Gitmo remarks, in which he likened US military personnel at Gitmo to Nazis and the Khmer Rouge. The AP reports that Durbin was drawing fire from some Democrats, including Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who said, "I think it's a disgrace to say that any man or woman in the military would act like that."

As he was finally being pressed by the left as well as the right, Durbin said, "Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line. To them I extend my heartfelt apologies." He also said, "I made reference to Nazis, to Soviets, and other repressive regimes. Mr. President, I've come to understand that's a very poor choice of words."

For myself, the apology is fine...now he should remove himself from the Democrat leadership, just as Trent Lott was forced to do for remarks much less offensive.

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