The president was cautious the president was prudent the president did what a commander in chief should do. No matter how you try to blame it on the president the actual responsibility for it really would be for the troops that were there. Did they search carefully enough? Didn't they search carefully enough?
It's one thing for GW to refuse to except blame for anything, to pass the buck always. It's what he does, he's been doing it his entire life. But what's Rudy Giuliani's excuse?! Wow, has this guy fallen from the pedestal in terms of heroic status. With his pathetic performance at the Republican Convention and now this truly mystifying and repugnant statement, Rudy's true colors are now known. He's simply a Bush suck-up who is not above pandering and self-serving behavior.
What glimmer was there is now long gone.