A Surprising Admission
The president who never accepts blame uttered some surprising words today:
President Bush said Tuesday that "I take responsibility" for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina ...
Of course, the president hedged his acceptance of responsiblity:
"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Bush said.
Given the efforts of Bush supporters to deflect blame to state and local officials, or to the victims of Katrina, it isn't clear that Bush believes the government he oversees was remiss in any significant degree. Still, he acknowledged the obvious: "Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government," including, presumably, the government he was elected to run.
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