Sen. Durbin Apologizes Again for Remarks
Count me among those that think Sen. Dick Durbin owed no one an apology for his remarks (pdf) about our treatment of the detainees and that the frenzy over them was just an attempt by Republicans to distract the public from the real issue. Nonetheless, he apologized again yesterday, this time to troops:
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin apologized to war veterans Saturday for his remarks earlier this month comparing interrogators at an American-run prison camp in Cuba to Nazis and other historically infamous regimes.
"I think when you've done something hurtful to people you have to stand up and say I'm sorry," Durbin said at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Peoria, five days after he apologized for the comments on the Senate floor.
Durbin was correct in his remarks. The techniques used by the U.S. on prisoners are torture. He never blamed U.S. servicepeople to begin with. He was blaming the top brass who approved the techniques.
We need to keep the discussion going and raise the heat level on the Administration. They shouldn't get a pass on this issue.
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