Friday, July 18, 2003

I was battling rush-hour traffic during a thunderstorm yesterday while listening to this press conference. I consider it a minor miracle that I didn't get into an accident when I heard the following:

I take responsibility for making the decision, the tough decision to put together a coalition to remove Saddam Hussein, because the intelligence — not only our intelligence but the intelligence of this great country," Mr. Bush said, referring to Mr. Blair's Britain, "made a clear and compelling case that Saddam Hussein was a threat to security and peace."

Would somebody please explain to this man the difference between taking reponsibility and taking the credit? Taking responsibiltiy implies that one is held to account for failures and mistakes as well as the successes. But why bother? Getting on this administration for misuse of language while occasionally fun is pretty useless.

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