For all those Soft-On-Terra Defeatocrats and Bauerophobes and other weenies who are critical of the current administration in the white house who say the president never apologizes, check out Maher Arar giving his testimony to the *copy paste* House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Got all that? Good, because I'm not repeating it.
Anyhow, here's a small sample of what went down:
"Let me personally give you [...] an apology," Democratic Representative Bill Delahunt said;
AND, if that isn't enough for you:
Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher also apologized.
Okay, sure, there are nit-pickers out there who think that perhaps he should have been allowed to attend the meeting in person, but that's kind of awkward when you're still on the Homeland Security "terrorist watch" list.
Plus that little bit missing from the Delahunt quote above was "what our government has not".
And that Representative Trent Franks believed that Arar's case was "not a failure of U.S. rendition policy". Which is totally understandable. After all, who could possibly be blamed for an innocent man being tortured for ten months in a country that does such things? The nation that sent him?