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Posted By: Amos
13-Sep-05 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration

Krugman unbiased? No, I don't. Actually I don't think anyone is. But I think Krugman is biased toward a sense of justice, effective organization, intelligence and good relations between nations. By contrast, the neocons seem to be biased in the direction of self-service, advantage-grabbing, crony profits and power-absorption.

However, I came over here today to point out a new plateau in Mister Bush's behaviour:

"Bush takes responsibility for blunders "

Tuesday, 13 September , 2005, 23:52

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 Iraq.

"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility," Bush said.

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.

He said he wanted to know both what went wrong and what went right.

As for blunders in the federal response, "I'm not going to defend the process going in," Bush said. "I am going to defend the people saving lives." "

Now it is downright nice to hear him talking the talk, saying words like "I" and "responsibility" in the same breath for the first time since he walked all over the 2000 elections.

I hope I may be forgiven if I suggest waiting until it all plays out to decide whether he is also going to walk to walk, or just flap his lips.   His record doesn't show a lot of past acheivfement or growth in the responsibililty department. But I have my fingers crossed he still might show himself as a human being.