Paige Patterson Apology

What do you think of the apology from Paige Patterson concerning admitting a Muslim student to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary? See his full convention message and his apology starting at 6 min and 30 sec. Seems to me it's both an apology and a defense, and I'm not sure how it can be both. 

"Dear God, I violated a policy, but I didn't want to stand before you with blood on my hands."