Daley Pushed Durbin to Apologize
SENATOR DURBIN APOLOGIZES, DALEY & McCAIN WEIGH IN, VIDEO HERE
WBBN Reporter in the above video clip says the apology was definitely made because of Mayor Daley’s remarks!
Senator Durbin (D-IL) gave a tearful apology yesterday for comparing the US Military to Nazis.
Teary-eyed Senator Durbin from Illinois apologized on the Senate floor Tuesday, for comparing Guantanamo interrogators and US Military personnel to Nazis and other evil-doers.
“Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line,” said the Illinois Democrat, at times holding back tears. “To them I extend my heartfelt apologies.”
Durbin said he never intended disrespect for U.S. soldiers around the world.
“They’re the best,” he said Tuesday.
A news reporter from Chicago’s News Channel 2 WBBM said that he had firsthand information that Senator Durbin made his apology after fellow Democrat, Chicago’s Mayor Daley, who has a son in the military, lashed out at the senator earlier in the day during his own press conference.
Mayor Richard M. Daley said Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin should apologize for his recent statements regarding the treatment of prisoners at a U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“If you read the history of the Holocaust, nothing can compare with the Holocaust,” Daley said. “Let us set that aside. Anytime people mention the Holocaust and they start referring one incident or two incidents to the Holocaust, that’s so disrespectful for all the victims of the Holocaust. You talk about 6 million people intentionally killed.”
“No one has been killed down there (Guantanamo Bay), no one has been seriously injured,” Daley added.
Jackson’s Junction also has the video of Durbin’s apology.
And, for the record, although this was not reported before, the St. Louis Post Dispatch did its best to pitch-hit for Durbin in an earlier article this week, as well.
Mongo has a few words for the Illinois Senator.