Sunday, February 24, 2008


This Day in the History of Democrats Doing the Right Thing

On this day in 1961, President Kennedy accepted "sole responsibility" for the Bay of Pigs fiasco. It wasn't all his fault, our normally incompetent CIA deserves a lot of the blame, but this is what mature commanders in chief do. Compare this to any acceptance of blame by Johnson, Carter or Clinton and it's pretty clear it's been nearly half a century since a Democrat president stood this tall in the face of utter failure.

UPDATE: Carter did accept the blame for the failed hostage rescue attempt but that one was all his fault. However, I judge his acceptance of responsibility more mealymouthed than Kennedy's, so the original post stands.


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