Blogger Law Jedi doesn’ think that Senator Durbin’s remarks earlier this week showed genuine contrition. As I noted previously, his office didn’t term his remarks an apology, but a “Statement of Regret.” Law Jedi offers an alternate version of what the Senate’s Assistant Democratic Leader “needed to say:”
I made an unbelievably indefensible statement last week, comparing our military to the genocidists of the Twentieth Century. The comparison was completely outrageous and I was completely in the wrong for making it. I apologize to the people of America for saying such an upsetting thing about their servicemen and women. We have a military that is trying to keep us safe, and while I am not happy with that FBI report I read and may not be comfortable with some of the treatment it described, the treatment is simply unpleasant, not illegal and not immoral, and is the kind of thing that intelligent people can debate. I apologize and ask the forgiveness of the American people for my truly wrong mischaracterization of our military.
(Hat tip: Patterico)