One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Due to the reaction he received to remarks that were wholly accurate and appropriate, a statement was released today that said :

“Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line…To them I extend my heartfelt apologies.”

If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was a United States Senator responding to critics who justify the use of torture, you would most certainly believe this must have been said by a coward, a wimp, or a chicken who has proven himself incapable of defending the truth against an onslaught of right-wing badgering. Sadly, that is the case. The quote above is from Sen. Dick Durbin, who won’t stand behind his own words…even when they’re right.