Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Bush Takes Responsibility

Unable to withstand the criticism any longer, Bush has broken down and accepted responsibility for the botched federal response to Hurricane Katrina. In his words:

"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government, and to the extent that the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Mr. Bush said in an appearance in the East Room with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq. "I want to know what went right and what went wrong."
It’s about time. Now the question is, will his actions in the coming weeks back up his statement of responsibility or reveal it to be just another puff of hot air?

--Matthew McCoy