Bush Takes Responsibility
I wonder what people will say now because here he does what so many people have asked for.
“WASHINGTON -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
“To the extent the federal government didn’t fully do its job right, I take responsibility,” Bush said.”
And then here we get to in some respects a more serious question.
“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.”
I was pleased to read this and to see that the new head of FEMA seems to be more appropriate for the job than the prior officeholder.