Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Too much too little too late

From the AP:
Article I:
Sen. Dick Durbin apologized Tuesday for comparing American interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to Nazis and other historically infamous figures.
"Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line," the Illinois Democrat said. "To them I extend my heartfelt apologies."
Some, Mr. Durbin? Try a lot of us. Apology offered one week later not accepted as sincere, but politically motivated, as was the original comment, which was:
"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 or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings."
That was not ad-lib. That was scripted. Shame on you, Dick Turban.

Article II:
Army deserter Charles Jenkins said Monday he regrets leaving his post for North Korea, where he spent nearly 40 years, and called the communist country's dictator, Kim Jong Il, "an evil man."... "He only believes in one thing - his own personal luxury life."
Sound familiar, friends?
At least Mr. Jenkins didn't have to be pressured to make his statement.