Friday, September 16, 2005

LTE, 9/16, Philadelphia Daily News

While the President acknowledged that "[T]he system, at every level of government, was not well coordinated and was overwhelmed in the first few days" two important words were left out.

When the president referred to "citizens left stunned and uprooted, searching for loved ones, and grieving for the dead and looking for meaning in a tragedy that seems so blind and random", he never once mentioned his own failure to lead. He spoke of "fellow Americans calling out for food and water, vulnerable people left at the mercy of criminals who had no mercy, and the bodies of the dead lying uncovered and untended in the street", but never once said who it was that left them there.

In short, this President never said the two most important words of all: "I'm sorry."

Brendan Skwire


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