I swear, this is what happens when Daddy turns his back for just a minute and The Politic's little Georgie Freeman grabs the keyboard:
Pope Benedict apologised today ...
Um, no ... no, he didn't. If we follow the link, he certainly started out in a promising way:
Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that he is "deeply sorry" his remarks on Islam and violence offended Muslims ...
But, sadly, an actual apology wasn't forthcoming:
While Benedict expressed regret his speech caused hurt, he did not retract what he said or say he was sorry he uttered what proved to be explosive words.
Yeah, that's kind of the important part right there, isn't it? Being sorry for what you actually said, not for the way people reacted to it. Sort of like this.
I'd comment further on the contention by the leader of the Catholic Church that "violence is not compatible with faith" but I'm too busy clawing my eyes out at the moment.
SHORTER POPE RATZO THE FIRST: "Um ... that wasn't me, that was my evil twin Skippy."