Saturday, June 18, 2005

Durbin Offers the "Sorry If You Didn't Understand" Bit

Senator Dick Durbin (Jackass, Illinois) is trying now to back off his own slanderous comments Tuesday when he compared American soldiers serving at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis, Soviet gulag guards and followers of Pol Pot. Durbin has decided to try the old "I regret if my remarks were misunderstood" gambit. From The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON - Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Friday that he regretted any misunderstandings caused by his comments earlier this week comparing American interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis. The White House, Senate Republicans and others had called for an apology after Durbin's comments Tuesday.

On Friday, Durbin tried to clarify the issue. "My statement in the Senate was critical of the policies of this Administration, which add to the risk our soldiers face," he said in a statement released Friday afternoon. "I have learned from my statement that historical parallels can be misused and misunderstood. I sincerely regret if what I said caused anyone to misunderstand my true feelings: Our soldiers around the world and their families at home deserve our respect, admiration and total support."
Durbin has also begun to lie about just what he said, stating on Thursday that he wasn't criticizing US soldiers but merely the interrogation techniques. Unfortunately for Durbin, that doesn't gibe with his actual words:
"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings,"
As far as Durbin's latest half-assed effort to excuse his behavior, it just doesn't cut it. Durbin should resign and seek psychological help.

Dick Durbin Before He Dicks More American Soldiers.

Via The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.