It finally dawned on DICK Durbin that his "parallel" between our soldiers down at Gitmo and the Nazis/Pol Pot/Russian gulags was wrong.
Oh, wait. No...it didn't occur to him that it was wrong. He realized that he offended people with his statements. Totally different.
"Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line," the Illinois Democrat said. "To them I extend my heartfelt apologies."
If you DIDN'T believe his remarks crossed the line, then he's not sorry.
So, what this "apology" boils down to is the fact that the Senator realized that he said something that - while believed wholeheartedly by himself and the Democratic party (since very few Dems have come out to condem what he said) - negatively affected his image and therefore his possibility for reelection.
Oh, and the tears? Yeah, my 3 year old does the same thing - they're called "Crocodile Tears" and it seems that the Senator is just as good at them as Princess Trouble.
You REALLY want to see the Senator cry?? Kick his @$$ out of Congress.
Oh, and Seantor...as a military spouse and one of the people you DID offend, your apology was BS and I don't accept it.