Durbin has tearfully apologized. (If you don't know what for, read this.)
I could be wrong, but it feels like this will end the pressure for more inquiry into the camp, will certainly blunt the growing chorus of those who say we should think about closing it down, and empowers Republicans to further demonize anyone who raises serious questions about our use of torture as a tactic (or a sport). Plus, it felt like anti-torture forces were making headway using the crazy argument that what the Senator said is actually quite correct.
I don't quite get it. Maybe our Illinois friends can enlighten us. Here's the Star Tribune, and the Daily Howler (both via Atrios)