I think he was wrong to apologize (the first time).
I think his retraction is a face-saving lie.
I think he is a liar.
"I apologize," Barton said to BP CEO Tony Hayward, who was sitting at a witness table for another of Congress' ritual floggings of wayward corporate heads.
"I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure that is - again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown," Barton said. "So I apologize."
Nation & World | GOP lawmaker apologizes for apologizing to BP exec
| Seattle Times Newspaper
If you do not hold foriegn owned multi-national corporations in higher regard than the American people then you don't make that kind of mistake.
I feel like I have to spell this out since there is at least one person that does not agree with me, and is now telling a lie to cover up his true feelings.