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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, May 21, 2010

Taking Responsibility?

DNI Dennis Blair resigns over intelligence failures that that allowed the Christmas Day bomber to board a plane bound for the US.

It's kinda weird to see after the Bush administration where anybody could fail in any way and no one ever resigned in responsibility.

(The only one who ever resigned was Michael Brown, and that was primarily from incredible outside pressure after the Arabian Horse qualification was revealed. But no one ever resigned over 9/11, Iraq, Abu Ghraib, or anything else.)


  • You see, to a Republican, "personal responsibility" means that someone ELSE is personally responsible for your screw-ups.

    By Blogger -epm, at 11:36 AM  

  • But only for your screw ups.

    Other people's need a reaction.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 11:55 AM  

  • It looks like Blair was drowning in a sea of liberal hawks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:36 PM  

  • I don't know enough to call the environment.

    The official story makes it sound like he was getting caught up in stuff besides on the ground effectiveness.

    But, then again, they wouldn't really cite infighting as cause.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 1:15 PM  

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