Headlines and News Leads across the nation declare that Dick Durbin apologized on the Senate Floor for comparing American military personnel to Nazis, etc...
Durbin said, "I have learned from my statement that historical parallels can be misused and misunderstood. I sincerely regret if what I said caused anyone to misunderstand my true feelings: our soldiers around the world and their families at home deserve our respect, admiration and total support."
An apology without admission of wrongdoing is no apology at all. Durbin addressed himself to those who may have taken his remarks amiss, when the actual offended parties were those against whom his remarks were directed, the members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
An “apology” like Durbin made confesses only that his critics were wrong, and that he was misunderstood, not that he was wrong. Would you accept such an apology even from a 5 year old? Would your wife accept such an apology from you?