The Buck Stops Here and the Blame Game Continues

Barack Obama stated yesterday in his speech concerning the thwarted bombing attack on Christmas Day, that the buck stopped with him, that all blame should be laid at his feet. And he’s right. At that point I thought that finally Obama and the White House would finally start taking responsibility and get off the horse called “George Bush” but I was wrong.

No sooner had the teleprompter been put away, Obama’s aides started deriding former President Bush again, for never had taken any responsibilities for his own actions.

Aides to Obama signaled that he was consciously seeking to be the anti-Bush, airing the administration’s dirty laundry and stepping up to take his share of the responsibility. Politico
 Former Press Secretary Dana Perino was very quick to come to Bush’s defense by pointing out several times where he had done just that.

From the speech announcing the surge, Jan. 2007: “The situation in Iraq is unacceptable to the American people — and it is unacceptable to me. Our troops in Iraq have fought bravely. They have done everything we have asked them to do. Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me.”

From Jackson Square on Katrina speech, Sept. 2005: “Four years after the frightening experience of September the 11th, Americans have every right to expect a more effective response in a time of emergency. When the federal government fails to meet such an obligation, I, as President, am responsible for the problem, and for the solution. So I’ve ordered every Cabinet Secretary to participate in a comprehensive review of the government response to the hurricane. This government will learn the lessons of Hurricane Katrina….”

From Iraq address to the nation, Dec. 2005: “It is true that many nations believed that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. But much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong. As your President, I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq.” Politico

It seems as if the Obama administration is totally obsessed with the former president. Maybe he should worry about his own legacy instead of worrying about the past.

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