A week late, Dick Durbin has finally apologized for linking U.S. treatment of terrorism suspects with the genocidal regimes of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Pol Pot’s killing fields. “Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line,” the Illinois Democrat said. “To them I extend my heartfelt apologies.” May believe? This veteran political hack still doesn’t get it. He didn’t just offend all decent people with his hyper-partisan rhetoric. Durbin gave aid and comfort to America’s enemies, and his words will live on in the Muslim world. Senator Durbin, don’t hold your breath waiting for Al Jazeera to broadcast your apology.
Posted on June 22, 2005 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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