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Bush takes full responsiblity for Katrina blunders

President Bush meets with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. The meeting comes as the Bush administration's top envoy in Iraq is warning that the U.S. is running out of patience with Syrian interference. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

WASHINGTON ” President Bush on Tuesday that “I take responsibility” for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and said the disaster raised broader questions about the government’s ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks.

“Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government,” Bush said at joint White House news conference with the president of Iraq.

“To the extent the federal government didn’t fully do it’s job right, I take responsibility,” Bush said.

The president was asked whether people should be worried about the government’s ability to handle another terrorist attack given failures in responding to Katrina.

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