I have now read a few times now from people the sentiment that we should not say sorry in vain. Only say it when it means something. Otherwise it cheapens the words.
I am sorry, but saying sorry IS cheap.
If Tony Blair had given a proper apology over the Iraq fiasco, would that make things ok?
If I maim someone or ruin their life by my actions, would saying sorry cut it?
I don't think so.
(title is words from a song called "They" by Jem. Avoid the UK/"space version".)