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Why bother?

Dick Durbin issues an unnecessary mea culpa to people who have deliberately misinterpreted his words:

“Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line,” the Illinois Democrat said. “To them I extend my heartfelt apologies.”

His voice quaking and tears welling in his eyes, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate also apologized to any soldiers who felt insulted by his remarks.

“They’re the best. I never, ever intended any disrespect for them,” he said.

…and here is what he gets for his pains from Captain Cubicle:

At least this is an apology, instead of a “statement of regret”. However tearfully delivered, though, it still contains qualifiers that shift the responsibility to everyone but Durbin. “Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line, and to them I extend my heartfelt apologies.”

No, no, no.

Your remarks did cross the line, Senator. Why can’t you just admit that, without qualification? This is yet another halfway dodge in putting the onus onto those whom you offended instead of taking responsibility for your own actions and comments.

Color me unimpressed.

How about color you disingenuous. If you don’t understand what he said…admit it. We wouldn’t think any less of you. We couldn’t.

Then there is Scott “Hattie Carroll Is My Muse” Johnson of the Power Line boy band (he’s the “edgy” one):

Senator Dick Durbin characterizes his incessant imputation of heinous misconduct to the American military as “a very poor choice of words”: “Sen. Durbin apologizes for Gitmo remarks.” Does he retract his comparison of our soldiers to mass murdering Nazis and Communists? The answer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune will be happy to know, is “no.”

Oooooo. “incessant imputation of heinous misconduct“. Someone got a coupon from the thesaurus store. Fake outrage is the new black and Scott and the Ass Rocket and that other guy wear it so well.

The reality at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib is that these weren’t and aren’t soldiers making rash decisions in action or commiting acts that can be blamed on the ‘fog of war’. They are systematically and deliberately torturing people in the name of ‘freedom’. And when they get caught they toss the world a bone like Lyndie England while Ricardo Sanchez gets a bonus. Don’t want to be compared to torturers of yore? Quit fucking acting like Torquemadas in training. If anyone should be pissed it should be the soldiers in the field whose impossible job is made even harder by those who act like thugs under the color of authority.

Every time the chickenhawks endorse torture they make it more dangerous for American service people. Do they care? Not really. They don’t have any kids in the line of fire. Not Hindrocket Jr and not the lil’ Surbers. Their kids are too white and too special to make any sacrifices.

Let’s be honest here. These people fit into two categories.

1) They know what they are saying is bullshit but they have to deflect the emerging storyline that the war is being lost, public opinion is running away from them, and they were wrong wrong wrong and now 1724 American soldiers are dead because their President lied, they knew it, but they wanted someone to go kick some raghead ass so they could feel safe at night because they’re congenital cowards at heart. Who cares what they think? Fuck ’em.

2) They’re stupid. Stone cold, paste-eating, ditto-headed walking advertisements for eugenics who want so hard to fit in that they’ll parrot any talking point that is explained to them in easy to understand terms as long as you keep it within the two syllable limit. To respond to them with anything more than a patronizing pat on the head and an offer of pudding or a shiny dime is a waste of time. So fuck them too.

The only thing that needs to be done is to decide which group each 101st Keyboarder belongs to and then…ignore them. Don’t play their game.

Fuck ’em.

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