On the eve of the invasion of Normandy in 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower made his last inspections of the troops in South Eastern England as they made final preparations for the assault on Fortress Europe.
Eisenhower returned to his quarters and wrote a memo that he hoped he would not have to issue the next morning. It read in part:
"Our landings ... have failed. ... My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops ... did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone."
Thankfully the memo was not needed -- the invasion was a success, and Eisenhower credited all success to the bravery of the troops.
Flash forward to 2013. President Obama presides over an economy that remains crippled after years of government "stimulus," with more Americans unemployed for longer periods of time than at any point since the Great Depression.
Unlike Eisenhower, however, Obama accepts no responsibility -- in fact, the mantra of the Obama administration could be, a la Bart Simpson, "I didn't do it."
For Obama, the presidential buck stops any and everywhere except with the president -- the Republicans in Congress, Tsunamis, ATMs, and especially that great boogeyman, former President George W. Bush.