I'd feel a lot better giving him a pass if he hadn't referred to those against the war before it was launched as a "fifth column" - essentially terrorists. This was the kind of polemic screed that made it impossible to have a rational discussion about the war before it was inevitably launched. Now that folks like myself have sadly been proven right (and it wasn't a hard call), is this the best we can get from those who sniffed their noses at us beforehand?
Frankly, I could give a shit about apologies; action is what matters and getting out of Iraq is that action. But I seriously doubt that the utter arrogance of the right-wing (you don't like tax cutting becuase you don't understand economics; you don't want to go to war because you are a wimp...) will ever wane.