At Senator Bill Frist's behest, Senator Richard Durbin "apologizes" again for comparing the US military to Germany's National Socialists, the minders of the Soviet Union's gulags, and Cambodia's Khmer Rouge.
Everyone is picking nits about this "apology" as was so with the last one. I might as well do it also, just for sport.
"Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line," the Illinois Democrat said. "To them I extend my heartfelt apologies."
And to those whom I haven't offended, you know I'm right and you know why I have to play this little game. :::nudge-nudge, wink-wink::: Let's see if those right-wingnuts buy this one.
Let's see what's on my checklist this time. Cry? Check. Quote Lincoln? Check. That should cover it.
Enough sport. What I want, Senator Durbin won't give: his resignation. What I'll settle for can't come from him, but from a portion of his ninety-nine colleagues: censure.
And no, John McCain, it's not over just because you say it's over.
(Thanks to reader torchy)
UPDATE: I can't remember if I've ever disagreed with Citizen Smash. Well there's a first time for everything.
UPDATE: Behold the enemy.
Durbin was spot on in his assessment of Guantanamo. [SNIP](Emphasis mine.)
The senator should stop apologizing and keep up the criticism of the hellhole America's military has created at Guantanamo.
Language doesn't get any plainer than that.
Must I repeat myself? A good portion of the traditional media is the declared enemy of the military and would like nothing better if Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans received the same type of "Welcome Home" that many Vietnam veterans recieved. They're doing their best to make it happen, as are like-minded Democrats like Senator Durbin and House Minority Leader Nancy "The-War-is-over-in-Afghanistan" Pelosi.
That's why there will be no letting up on these people.