June 21, 2005
DURBIN APOLOGIZES: Trey Jackson has the video. But is it -- like Trent Lott's eventual apology, which took just about as long -- too little, too late?
UPDATE: Michael Ubaldi files a negative review: "It was an unmusical recital. Durbin hit all the notes but had nothing of feeling or sincerity behind his complete-with-choke-up performance."
Meanwhile, Will Collier observes:
The damage is done, and al-Jazeera isn't likely to tout Dickie's retraction with much vigor. But I can guarantee you that Dickie's energetic defenders in the MSM and leftie blogosphere are awfully unhappy right now. He just cut them off at the knees.
At least now they have some idea of how the troops felt a week ago.
Ouch. And yes, things have been spinning awfully fast on this subject.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader J.P. Dawson thinks that Mayor Richard Daley deserves credit for pushing Durbin to do the right thing:
Mayor Richard Daley said Tuesday that even though U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is a good friend, the fellow Democrat should apologize for comments comparing the actions of American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis, Soviet gulags and Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot.
"I think it's a disgrace to say that any man or woman in the military act like that,'' Daley said.