(Newser) Detroit’s a little touchy these days, as Boston Mayor Tom Menino has found out. Menino apologized yesterday for his “poor choice of words” while offering a little constructive criticism about the bankrupt city, reports CBS News. The flap began when Menino told the New York Times magazine that he would “love to go” to Detroit. But then he added this:

“I’d blow up the place and start all over. No, seriously, when it takes a police officer 90 minutes to answer a call, there’s something wrong with the system. Forty percent of the streetlights are out, most of the buildings are boarded up. Why? Inaction, that’s the problem—leadership.”

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