The Corner

Apology Fest

The media is breathlessly asking whether Don Rumsfeld

will apologize tomorrow when he appears before two committees chaired by

Republicans to be raked over the coals? For what? Let’s agree, at

least here in the Corner, that apologies are owed by people who are

directly responsible for some offense, to people who have been directly

harmed. The former category does not include the American public and

the latter category excludes the entire population of the Middle East.

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