Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Bush Takes Responsibility for Blunders (erm finally)

President Bush said Tuesday that "I take responsibility" for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and said the disaster raised broader questions about the government's ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks.

"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government," Bush said at joint White House news conference with the president of Iraq.

"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Bush said.

The president was asked whether people should be worried about the government's ability to handle another terrorist attack given failures in responding to Katrina.

"Are we capable of dealing with a severe attack? That's a very important question and it's in the national interest that we find out what went on so we can better respond," Bush replied.
He said he wanted to know both what went wrong and what went right.
As for blunders in the federal response, "I'm not going to defend the process going in," Bush said. "I am going to defend the people saving lives."

About time Mr Bush.....

full article Here

4 Comments:

Blogger K. Ron Silkwood said...

However, after he finishes investigating himself, he will find himself blameless.

September 14, 2005 5:32 am  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

H, I know you have some folks here that just love to bash this guys. But I've said on my own, and other blogs that I am glad to see this step. Reguardless of his motives (self preservation), it puts a different tone that our country's Presidency has been missing since Nixon: Self Accountability. Bush has set the precident that the President will, and must, take the final responsibility for any/all actions taken by the Federal govnt.

Think of this in comparison to Nixon and/or Clinton. Niether would admit anything (in fact they just lied about it), until they were about to go to jail. Then they wanted everyone to just forget about it because they "are human, and make mistakes".

September 14, 2005 1:32 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

I to am glad to see this statement , i am not pleased it took so long..

but history is the key here , once a leader starts saying he was wrong on any subject , it is the begining of the end

we are seing bush now in a position that he will not be able to recover from
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K.Ron thankyou for your comment and for visiting my site , I agree

the accused becoming the judge and jury is a little absurd

September 14, 2005 5:19 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

"our country's Presidency has been missing since Nixon: Self Accountability"

Excuse me they didn't hold themselves accountable. They didn't think they had done anything wrong! It took an FBI agent, two reporters and a lot of pressure to get our government to even look at itself.

-Hype

September 14, 2005 8:29 pm  

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