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President Obama: All of the power, none of the blame

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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...