In his statement concerning the death of American photojournalist Luke Somers in a failed rescue mission by Navy SEALS in Yemen, President Obama said, "It is my highest responsibility to do everything possible to protect American citizens."
And when those efforts fall short it is incumbent upon President Obama to accept responsibility for failure.
Let us not forget how Obama and those who supported him constantly reminded us how he was responsible for the death of Osama bin Laden. Remember the slogan, "Osama bin Laden is dead; GM is alive."
Yes, Obama gave the order to kill bin Laden. But Obama also gave the order to rescue Luke Somers.
If President Obama is going to take credit for our military's success, he must also accept responsibility when our military's failure.
Unfortunately, accepting responsiblity has never been President Obama's strongsuit.