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Durbin Issues Belated Apology (Humor)
Transterrestrial Musings Weblog ^ | June 17th, 2005 | Rand Simberg

Posted on 06/17/2005 7:07:48 AM PDT by NonZeroSum

June 17th, 2005

WASHINGTON (APUPI) Amidst growing outrage at his comparisons of US troops to Pol Pot's regime, Nazis and Stalin's Gulag, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin backed off from his earlier comments today, reading from a prepared statement outside his office that he hadn't meant to directly compare the situations:

"I realize that my comments unjustly slandered many people in southeast Asia and other places who were simply trying to achieve a better society, and did not intend to compare what they did to the horrific atrocities that were occuring, and continue to occur, in Guantanamo. I wish to deeply apologize to those, like International A.N.S.W.E.R, who properly took umbrage at such an odious comparison. I hope that this apology will finally lay this issue to rest."

He refused to take any further questions.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: apology; durbin; itssatireyoudummies; nazis; polpot; slander; stalinists; totalitarians
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Well, it's about time...
1 posted on 06/17/2005 7:07:48 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

Laura Ingraham nailed it. She said he'd weasel before Monday.


2 posted on 06/17/2005 7:08:42 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: NonZeroSum

Doh!

Got me.


3 posted on 06/17/2005 7:09:15 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: NonZeroSum

Too bad he doesn't mean it. Jagoff.


4 posted on 06/17/2005 7:09:39 AM PDT by yobid
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To: NonZeroSum
Yeah, he was BEGGED enough times to say something.
5 posted on 06/17/2005 7:10:05 AM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: NonZeroSum

LOL.


6 posted on 06/17/2005 7:10:10 AM PDT by gate2wire (We Honor Those Who Serve---WE REMEMBER--Thank you)
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To: NonZeroSum

This has to be satire. He apologized to Cambodia.


7 posted on 06/17/2005 7:10:10 AM PDT by Doohickey (CO during fire drill: "Are we conducting a training evolution or porpoising for the hell of it?")
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To: NonZeroSum; A Balrog of Morgoth

Um. You guys realize this is satire, right?


8 posted on 06/17/2005 7:10:12 AM PDT by jtminton ("Dangit, Bobby, people will see that oil stain and think I'm a drunk.")
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To: NonZeroSum
That is not an apology for comparing Guantanamo to Hitler, Pol Pot or Stalin. It is a reiteration of them.

So9

9 posted on 06/17/2005 7:10:16 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: NonZeroSum

Where's the apologies to the US Troops?


10 posted on 06/17/2005 7:10:32 AM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: NonZeroSum

"I realize that my comments unjustly slandered many people in southeast Asia and other places who were simply trying to achieve a better society, and did not intend to compare what they did to the horrific atrocities that were occuring, and continue to occur, in Guantanamo."


Satire?


11 posted on 06/17/2005 7:10:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: NonZeroSum
"I hope that this apology will finally lay this issue to rest."

Fat chance you rat bas-turd!

12 posted on 06/17/2005 7:11:36 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: NonZeroSum

I support certain old senate traditions.

13 posted on 06/17/2005 7:12:57 AM PDT by dts32041 (Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: jtminton
Um. You guys realize this is satire, right?

No, I had no idea
14 posted on 06/17/2005 7:13:14 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: tobyhill

Where's the apologies to the US Troops?
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You won't hear one -- not from this maggot or his communist ilk. Apology. What a joke -- this is the standard commie modus operandi now, stand up in front of America and say it SO THE STINKING MSM WILL PRINT IT -- then issue an apology.

This is just the beginning.


15 posted on 06/17/2005 7:13:16 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: NonZeroSum

Duh....This has to be some joke.


16 posted on 06/17/2005 7:13:20 AM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: NonZeroSum

"horrific atrocities that were occuring, and continue to occur, in Guantanamo." Even as he apologizes he sticks his foot further into his mouth. What atrocities of any kind have occurred at Guantanamo? Of these, if Durbin can name any, which are "horrific?" Has anyone died? Lost limbs? Had bones broken? Been beaten? The people held at Gitmo are prisoners of war. They were intent on killing our soldiers, and some may, in fact, have done so. I tire of Durbin and his ilk trying to advise the military (whom they loathe) about how to do their job. Sen. Durbin, may I suggest that you just STFU for a while?


17 posted on 06/17/2005 7:13:24 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: All
THIS IS A JOKE. COMEDY. NOT REAL
18 posted on 06/17/2005 7:13:31 AM PDT by jtminton ("Dangit, Bobby, people will see that oil stain and think I'm a drunk.")
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To: jtminton

Of course I do.


19 posted on 06/17/2005 7:13:43 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

Funny! Also tragic.

I wonder how Durbin would feel if I said something like "the contemptuous sentiments behind Durbin's remarks make me think about that sc*mbag who fragged two of his fellow soldiers last week. But I'm not comparing or equating the two . . . "


20 posted on 06/17/2005 7:13:55 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: NonZeroSum
I was shocked that he savaged communists in the first place. I'm glad he's mended that fence.


21 posted on 06/17/2005 7:14:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NonZeroSum

Just checking. :)


22 posted on 06/17/2005 7:14:08 AM PDT by jtminton ("Dangit, Bobby, people will see that oil stain and think I'm a drunk.")
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To: NonZeroSum
I think this thread emphasizes just how important headlines are.
23 posted on 06/17/2005 7:14:18 AM PDT by Flyer ( We have a no tolerance stance on making claims without authentic proof)
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To: NonZeroSum
Folks, please......this is a satirical piece.

However, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if Durbin Laden issued such a statement.

Leni

24 posted on 06/17/2005 7:14:37 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Remember, Half the People You Know are Below Average)
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To: NonZeroSum
You get a pole about 12 feet long - you tie Durbin to it - then you get some roofing tar and you swear the tar all over Durbin - then you break open a feather pillow and dump the feathers on to the tar - then you pick up the pole and parade the Sh*t Head around Washington and dump Durbin - the pole and the tar and feathers into the Patomac.

He does not serve this country well.

25 posted on 06/17/2005 7:14:54 AM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
Laura Ingraham nailed it. She said he'd weasel before Monday.

You should read more carefully, LOL, this is a "humor" post, ie Scrappleface, etc. He has NOT apologised, nor will he, unless clarifying counts.

26 posted on 06/17/2005 7:14:56 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: NonZeroSum
Moola Durbin should pack his Senatorial bags and go back to the land of Lincoln. HE's finished.
27 posted on 06/17/2005 7:15:04 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: GunnyBob
Separated at birth.


28 posted on 06/17/2005 7:15:27 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: NonZeroSum
I thought he refused to apologize?
Any apology that comes after a refusal to apologize is an indication that the person apologizing doesn't mean it and is trying to save himself from the carnage of his words.
29 posted on 06/17/2005 7:16:02 AM PDT by The Brush
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To: NonZeroSum

This isn't real, but it is funny..........


30 posted on 06/17/2005 7:16:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: NonZeroSum

this is a joke folks. the idiot durbin refuses to back down and infact has extended his criticsm of our troops guarding prisoners.


31 posted on 06/17/2005 7:16:45 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: NonZeroSum

That's an apology? He should just resign. He is the enemy.


32 posted on 06/17/2005 7:17:10 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: NonZeroSum
My guess, the good people of Illinois (voters) reminded him their votes count, or Reeds charge, of trying to blame the White House for Dunghead Durbin's remarks was starting to show just how desperate the dummies are....
Hillary gets to avoid comment (make it go away, make it go away...they'll pick on me)


Doogle
33 posted on 06/17/2005 7:17:16 AM PDT by Doogle (8th AF...4077thTFW....408MMS....Ubon Thailand "69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO)
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To: NonZeroSum; All

YES, THIS IS SATIRE.

But the fact that so many people here didn't take it as such says a lot. I did a double take myself.

Not necessarily about the posters, but about how surprised we are (or are NOT) to hear the most vile swill coming from the Dems.

Two years ago, it would be unthinkable for a US senator to say what Durbin actually said.

So I wouldn't be totally surprised if the "parody" comments DID come out of some leftist's mouth sometime soon. Probably have already!

That's what is so sad about all this.


34 posted on 06/17/2005 7:18:38 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: The Brush
Satire?
Yea, like i readed the hole paragraph bfore comenting.
i got a PUBLIK SKOOL edukation and cant b blamed 4 nutin!
i didnt even get feeded hot brakfastes when i goed!
35 posted on 06/17/2005 7:20:02 AM PDT by The Brush
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To: NonZeroSum
"I realize that my comments unjustly slandered many people in southeast Asia and other places who were simply trying to achieve a better society, and did not intend to compare what they did to the horrific atrocities that were occuring, and continue to occur, in Guantanamo."

The Durbin apology is worthless; Durbin slandered all the American POWs from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam! Hopefully the good people in Illinois will make his political career just as worthless.

Al Jazeera loves him.

36 posted on 06/17/2005 7:20:50 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Mister Baredog

I really hope the people of Illinois will run with this one. Maybe someone will place a large ad in their newspaper slamming him (and informing those that do not pay close attention to what goes on) so it might "register" with Durden...... or would it? My heart goes out to any soldier that hears of this story. Hang tough soldiers, this is NOT the norm. Are some politicians so bent on nailing our wonderful President that they are willing to hurt the souls of those fighting for our freedom?


38 posted on 06/17/2005 7:21:23 AM PDT by ReformedTreeHugger
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To: NonZeroSum
Aww. The mods ruined your thread by putting (HUMOR) in the title.

No fun anymore.

40 posted on 06/17/2005 7:22:26 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NonZeroSum

What the hell kind of apology is that? I think he needs to try again and quit mentioning "atrocities" at Gitmo! What a perfect bottom feeder Durbin is!


41 posted on 06/17/2005 7:22:30 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Mister Baredog

Read my post #3.


42 posted on 06/17/2005 7:22:31 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: Red Badger
How prophetic of his parents to have named him DICK!
43 posted on 06/17/2005 7:22:48 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: NonZeroSum

Joke or not, Durbin is in too deep to apologize.


44 posted on 06/17/2005 7:23:21 AM PDT by yoe
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To: NonZeroSum; Fam4Bush
..maybe this would help!...
46 posted on 06/17/2005 7:24:35 AM PDT by scott says
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To: ReformedTreeHugger
the dummies end justify their means




Doogle
47 posted on 06/17/2005 7:24:40 AM PDT by Doogle (8th AF...4077thTFW....408MMS....Ubon Thailand "69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO)
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To: MinuteGal
Leni:
Doesn't Durbin make you proud you used to live in Illinois?
48 posted on 06/17/2005 7:26:02 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: dead

I think a reading comprehension thread is in order.


49 posted on 06/17/2005 7:26:36 AM PDT by Flyer ( We have a no tolerance stance on making claims without authentic proof)
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To: scott says

duct & cover


50 posted on 06/17/2005 7:27:02 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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