Kelly is allowed to say that his recollection of the day was incorrect. He can say that he was responding to what he recalls was the tone of Rep. Wilson’s comments that day. But even in the culture of this administration, where no one ever seems to find it within themselves to apologize for anything, Kelly needs to issue his own apology now. If not, he simply comes up as the general who has officially become part of the general lousiness.

And the general lousiness will only continue if Kelly allows himself to hide behind the cockeyed White House concept that we’re not supposed to simply accept what the video shows from the day of the dedication of the FBI building but that there were many comments Wilson made that were “witnessed” by many people.