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NEWS: Bush: 'I Take Responsibility For U.S. Failures'

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posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:21 PM
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I take full responsibility of all errors made by all levels of goverment involved in the disaster.

There, I said it. Now tell me, what the hell is it worth saying that?!


Well, for one, it's the Federal Government admitting that they are not perfect and there are still issues that need to be resolved when it comes to responding to events like this.

Hopefully, governments on ALL levels will learn from this and fix everything that needs to be fixed. However, based on the reaction to Katrina, we haven't learned much since 2001 and I'm guessing we wont learn anything from this.

Now the state and local governments need to admit they screwed up as well so we can ALL learn from it and fix it.




posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:32 PM
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Backed into a corner, what else could he do? His handlers have told him that this is what he must do to appease the masses and lay the groundwork for whatever atrocity they have planned as the next move.
Some people seem so proud of him-are they forgetting about the countless lies that he has told ? Will you trust this man with our future with the track record he has? Will you give him your children to use as cannon fodder for corporate interests? Get a grip.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 03:42 PM
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Bravo Cindy...right on the money in my opinion...

First off FEMA failed...pure and simple.
Most insiders concur that the main reason for this failure was FEMA being put under Homeland Security.
Who put FEMA under Homeland Security?
Any guesses?

True, Bush isn't the ONLY one to blame, but rest assurred, there definitely are some things he's directly responsible for. Not to mention, his personal slow response to the tragedy is 100% his fault. A true leader would have (not been on vacation any more) and gone on television promising quick and decisive aid, and then made it happen, IMMEDIATELY upon the first inklings of looting, anarchy, etc. instead of DAYS later.

You can try to relieve Bush of this all you want, but I'm not letting him off the hook that easy....



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 04:01 PM
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It is a nice gesture. He will "take responsiblity" but he'll never admit that he actually did anything wrong. I also dont think highly of him leading an investigation of the disaster and relief efforts when the day before he said that it wasn't the time to play the blame game.

From what I have learned of this president, his is mostly talk with little or no action, and only dose something when he is in a corner and cant get out without losing his base.

Folks, remember this in 2006 when you are deciding between a republican lead house and congress that protects and rubber stamps for the president who cannot be reliable in the safty of our country



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 05:21 PM
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Just to clarify, I wouldn't say I'm proud of him at all. I haven't changed my mind or judgments about who he is and what he does.

I'm simply saying he did the right thing this once and diserves to be noticed for it. He's been backed in a corner plenty of times (9/11 Comission report, Iraq war, etc.) and has NEVER even admitted to making a mistake, even when asked outright. He has always downright refused to take any responsibility.

I don't think he's turning the corner and is going to be a good president from now on. But for whatever reason, he admitted a governmental screwup and took responsibility. It was the right thing to do. I wouldn't vote for him or even shake his hand if he offered, but this one time, he did the right thing for whatever reason.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 06:51 PM
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Bush admits to a mistake......have we entered the twilight zone or what???

sorry, but this is a first, isn't it...

If any of them are truly sorry, they will buckle down, figure out just what all went wrong, and spend the time and money to fix it!!

they all bungled it up, from the mayor on up to Bush. wasted our tax money....(all those buses left to be flooded will have some heavy repair costs I bet, and gee, they could all have been nice and safe somewhere else, along with a busload of people!), not to mention the lives needlessly lost.

action speaks so much louder than words.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 07:00 PM
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Its about time, eventhough i know he's doing some damage control. How does it feel, i wonder to take a little responsibility?


Good, i never thought i'd hear that come out of his mouth...I wonder what made him say it. I dont trust him or his.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 07:17 PM
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I'm thrilled to hear him take responsibility. It takes a big man to own up to his mistakes.

Now, the only honorable thing for Bush to do is step down from his post and commit Seppuku.



Or he can go on living in shame.

He'll probably choose the latter. 40+ years of pretending to be a Texan and still all hat, no cattle. Five years pretending to be the POTUS and still all talk, no action.

He took a noble first step. The question is, what is he going to do about his mistake?



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 07:36 PM
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Did anyone see the expression on his face when he said I take full responsiblity? He looked like he was sucking on a lemon.
too bad its all show for the masses. Nothing will really change until the next disaster.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 08:54 PM
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Is this the equivalent of a nolo contendere? Because if so can't we just skip to the part where he mails the check for the fine?

And if so, would anybody mind if I request it be made out to me? *
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posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 09:21 PM
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I just knew the reaction to this, I already saw it coming BEFORE I read it.


Sick



I do not think that he is one of the top 2 at fault.......The mayor is no 1 imho. heck even the owners of the nursing home have been charged already, why not him? Why not the Governor (who denied Fed aid at first)?

Bush takes the lumps (of which he should to some extent) but even then, people spew hate at him.


911 and now a Cat 4....all during his terms? What did Clinton deal with? Oh yeah, Bosnia and Monika......


Sickening and for the Americans that dismissed it so easy, look in the mirror when you say it.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 09:31 PM
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eds right, but only to a limited extent. Nagin's dirty, Bush is dirty, but cast your eyes on the evil Witch of the West...



Now she's screaming - COME GET ALL THESE DEAD PEOPLE I LET DROWN!

Hurry up dammit! FEMA's going what the heck is up with this freaked out bitch??? That's not our job!


The corrupt political machine of the Louisiana mafia that has been in place for nigh on centuries is having its ugly underbelly exposed...right in that bitter puss of Blanco's. Foot dragging, citizen abandoning...twit. And I only missed it by ONE letter.

Pat - could I buy a vowel please?


[edit on 9-13-2005 by Valhall]



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 10:44 PM
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Edsinger



I just knew the reaction to this, I already saw it coming BEFORE I read it.

Sick


Right back at ya'.




I do not think that he is one of the top 2 at fault.......


What are you talking about? He's the top guy. Numero uno. Blame in government should go TOP -> DOWN. The White House's position on infrastructure budget cuts secures the number one spot when it comes to government culpability. It's the responsibility of the feds to appropriate funds for the maintenance of coastline defenses against natural disasters.



The mayor is no 1 imho.


Why? He had the least authority and the least power over a NATIONAL DISASTER!

I think your honest opinion is biased, tainted by your well-documented partisan paradigm.



heck even the owners of the nursing home have been charged already, why not him?


As they should have been in my opinion.

Read this plan that was supposedly in place for hurricane readiness in New Orleans , and then tell me Ray Nagin is the most culpable. As it relates to emergency management, his job was to coordinate the evacuation, which he did, and hire the people necessary to train, and oversee, the responders, which he did. He's not the check writer for federally funded infrastructure, which failed, causing a massive loss of life. Nagin's actions saved people from the hurricane, he has that much going for him.



Why not the Governor (who denied Fed aid at first)?


Indeed, why not? She's as culpable as anyone, moreso than many of the parties to this farce. You'll have no argument from me in this regard.



Bush takes the lumps (of which he should to some extent) but even then, people spew hate at him.


WHAT LUMPS? He's been verbally abused a fair bit by the internet crowd and some media stooges, you call that lumps? Lumps equal punishment, and Bush HAS NOT BEEN PUNISHED for his failures. Not yet anyway. Actions speak louder, yadda yadda, we'll see what he does in the coming weeks and months. Lumps..hah.

Wife beaters usually apologize after beating their wives. Doesn't mean a damn thing if they wail off and hit 'em again, now does it? Promises are completely useless without action following close behind. Worse than useless, deceptive, dishonorable, not to mention disgusting.

You want to talk about venom? This is a poisonous administration, and for that matter, to head you off at the pass, so was the last one, and the one before, and the one before. Are you sensing the pattern yet?



911 and now a Cat 4....all during his terms? What did Clinton deal with? Oh yeah, Bosnia and Monika......


Partisan Alert!
Partisan Alert!


Do you think the corporate backers care who actually repeals the controls on things like mercury pollution or industrial emissions? No, it makes no difference to them, either the regulations get repealed, or put in place and ignored, profit is assured regardless. Do the security contractors care what color tie the president is wearing when he starts wars to justify lining their pockets with the hard earned wages of the American taxpayer? Nope, money's money. So why do you care what party the POTUS belongs to? The corporations certainly don't.

The people are always at the front of the sacrifice line, paying pounds of flesh to save their beloved politicians the sting. I hope you enjoy your work, noble champion of the wretched, brave attacker of those who refuse to give allegiance to these dickweed actors with their photoshoots and makeup.

You know who bears the principle responsibility for the government's failures? The people who continue to elect these useless politicians. If these idiots never made it into office, they wouldn't be a threat to anyone except themselves and their wives.


I see Partisanship blooming in the receeding floodwaters. And that, my friend, is sick.

[edit on 13-9-2005 by WyrdeOne]



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 11:04 PM
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Well no.1 , with the fed funding for the levy work......Thst was denied and no spent in the 90's either. Hell I am from that part of the country so count the 80's in that also. I KNEW NO was a flood danger, so did everyone and nothing was done by ANYBODY, except for minor changes. In that I am not exactly fair becuase the CorpsOE has done WONDERS since the 73 flood. I can see it by the way my land in LA doesnt flood as much or at least near as bad as 73.

Bush is at fault yes. I said as much, # goes DOWNHILL. BUT, that is not the way it is being portrayed at all. The only thing I hold Bush at fault for is hiring morons for certain positions as favors. I think his cabinet was well picked but these lesser chumps leave things to be desired. But alas, that is American politics, Democrat or Republican.

The one who I think is most at fault is the Governor, then the mayor but that is my opinion.

You want to hear something funny though? The one person that stands out as being top notch through this was none other than AL GORE


He refuses to discuss what he did, but I do believe he did it from the heart. I still dont like then man, but he did stand up and put his money and time were others did not.


I still think Bush is a good president, a damn good one and getting better in my opinion. Precisely because of Iraq and the WoT. He has balls and no one can deny that. It is what this nation needed at this time and sure he has done his share botching this problem, but he did have the balls to say as much.



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by CindyfromFlorida
Backed into a corner, what else could he do? His handlers have told him that this is what he must do to appease the masses and lay the groundwork for whatever atrocity they have planned as the next move.


Planned atrocity?.... Please.....


Any proof for your wild claim?....no?.... ok......


Originally posted by CindyfromFlorida
Some people seem so proud of him-are they forgetting about the countless lies that he has told ? Will you trust this man with our future with the track record he has? Will you give him your children to use as cannon fodder for corporate interests? Get a grip.


Yadi yadi yada.....please.... don't talk about lies when some people seem concentrating in propagating the lies from the left.....

I do agree with one thing tho.... Some people need to get a grip....



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 11:06 PM
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well it's his job to accept the responsibilities of his government for failure to respond accordingly, he's the "president". although i amend him somewhat for accepting it publicly, perhaps this incident will entice him to take shorter vacations maybe??

[edit on 13-9-2005 by deafence#]



posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 11:19 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Bravo Cindy...right on the money in my opinion...

First off FEMA failed...pure and simple.
Most insiders concur that the main reason for this failure was FEMA being put under Homeland Security.
Who put FEMA under Homeland Security?
Any guesses?


You want to guess who is in charge of the Louisiana's Homeland Security branch?....and you want to guess who chose who was going to be the director of the Luisiana's Homeland Security branch?....

Can you guess?..... Think "White" in Spanish....


Originally posted by Gazrok
True, Bush isn't the ONLY one to blame, but rest assurred, there definitely are some things he's directly responsible for. Not to mention, his personal slow response to the tragedy is 100% his fault. A true leader would have (not been on vacation any more) and gone on television promising quick and decisive aid, and then made it happen, IMMEDIATELY upon the first inklings of looting, anarchy, etc. instead of DAYS later.


You mean he should have cut his vacation like this?


CORONADO, Calif., Aug. 30 -- As the devastation from Hurricane Katrina grew clearer Tuesday, President Bush decided to cut short his month-long vacation and return to Washington to oversee the response to what the White House called "one of the most devastating storms in our nation's history."


Excerpted from.
www.washingtonpost.com...

BTW, you do know that presidents still work even on vacation, right?

Second, are you here telling us that a president should have immediately taken power from the governor of Luisiana when she was too slow in her response, the same goes for the Mayor of NO, and he should have done so after the governor refused federal help to deal with the disaster?....and all this without her approval?....


Originally posted by Gazrok
You can try to relieve Bush of this all you want, but I'm not letting him off the hook that easy....


Then you need to research as to who it was that did not want help from the Federal government when "SHE" was asked to accept the help....

I am pretty sure that if president Bush would have taken control over the relief efforts without the approval of the Governor of Louisiana, and would have taken total control over the state a lot of people around these same boards would have bashed away claiming "this country is a dictatorship"....among some other things......


[edit on 13-9-2005 by Muaddib]



posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by Muaddib
I am pretty sure that if president Bush would have taken control over the relief efforts without the approval of the Governor of Louisiana, and would have taken total control over the state a lot of people around these same boards would have bashed away claiming "this country is a dictatorship"....among some other things......
[edit on 13-9-2005 by Muaddib]


forcing aid for such a devestation can hardly be considered an act by a dictatorship. as for the working while on vacation part, well it must be a new standard for what we all consider "work", especially for someone who's set the highest days off for any one who's been in office. and i suppose it must be tough managing/starting wars...


it is notable that he did take time off to see to such an event, thanks for the link. and sorry if im straying off topic as to when he allocates his vacation time.

regardless, the president has a job, as do all of us, and a position of power is not an excuse to abuse its responsibilities. oh crap, im on vacation, so i better get back to work.


[edit on 14-9-2005 by deafence#]



posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 12:40 AM
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Originally posted by deafence#
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forcing aid for such a devestation can hardly be considered an act by a dictatorship.
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I am pretty sure at least some... people in these same forums would have claimed that the US is a dictatorship, or claimed some other nonsense, since in order for the president to force aid he would have to have forcibly taken the power from the Governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of NO.

We have seen more than "some" people around here claiming the US is a dictatorship for less than that.....



[edit on 14-9-2005 by Muaddib]



posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by Muaddib
I am pretty sure at least some... people in these same forums would have claimed that the US is a dictatorship, or claimed some other nonsense, since in order for the president to force aid he would have to have forcibly taken the power from the Governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of NO.

We have seen more than "some" people around here claiming the US is a dictatorship for less than that.....

[edit on 14-9-2005 by Muaddib]


touche Muaddib, touche...

[edit on 14-9-2005 by deafence#]




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