Bush: ‘I take responsibility’ for U.S. failures
Tuesday, September 13, 2005; Posted: 12:43 p.m. EDT (16:43 GMT)
“Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government and to the extent the federal government didn’t fully do its job right, I take responsibility,” Bush said during a joint news conference with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
now, let’s not all be too gracious about this, ok? Because to the extent that people died in the gulf coast region, I think TALKING about responsibility and TAKING responsibility are two very different birds.