SpartacusRox, I don't recall previously having agreed with you, but in this case, you took the words right out of my mouth.
Millar obviously wasn't speaking to an audience that he considered cycling-savvy, because his entire lament centered on presenting himself as this teenager who was turned into a vampire-dope-freak by the system. He takes no responsibility at all for his own actions and frankly, shows a disappointing lack of genuine moral courage.
It's very easy to say that "the system" corrupted you - not least of all because it is corrupting.
But none of us were held down by Nazi frogmen and forced to dope - we all chose to, albeit for different reasons, with different motives.
And yet, who can forget Millar's disgusting, reprehensible treatment of Philippe Gaumont, who he labeled a "nutter" in a desperate bid to attack his credibility and undermine his testimony - much like Armstrong has tried to dismiss Floyd Landis as being mentally unstable.
Of course in the end, Gaumont was shown not to be a lunatic, but rather, a former rider who had doped himself without respite for his entire career, but for whatever reason didn't maintain the charade once he'd fallen into the hands of the police.
And at the same time, I understand why Millar shades the truth to suit his purposes and presents himself as the naive little lamb, led to slaughter by the evil French cycling pimps. Reminds me of that Simpsons episode, "The Crepes of Wrath."
At least Floyd Landis is being genuinely honest, and frank, when he says that he's not sorry he doped. He's sorry he lied about it, but he's not sorry for engaging in what, according to him and many others - myself included - was a de facto required protocol at the time if you wanted to keep-up w/ riders like Lance and other team leaders.