However, Rizalino Jose Cabanban begged to disagree:
Somebody tell Jim Paredes that Jimmy Carter assumed full responsibility for the failed Operation Eagle Claw operation in April 24, 1980 where 8 US special operations crew members were killed, their bodies along with five aircraft were left behind in the desert. It was a national embarrassment yet Carter went on national television April 25. He did not blame special operations commanders. It cost him re-election but he assumed the responsibility for failure. He did not wait for three days before addressing the people and blaming others.
Somebody tell Jim Paredes that John F, Kenndy assumed sole responsibility for the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961. More than 200 commandos were killed and more than a thousand were captured and imprisoned. It was a failure of intelligence, faulty planning and flawed execution on the part of the CIA. Kennedy went on national television and assumed sole responsibility. He acted as a commander in chief should. He did not wait three days to address a nation groping for answers..
Somebody tell Jim Paredes that a, a British Prime Minister named Neville Chamberlain entered into a sham peace with the Nazis in 1938, he announced “peace in our time.” Germany invaded Poland the following year. Chamberlain resigned the premiership on 10 May 1940 after the Allies were forced to retreat from Norway. The rest is history, the Germans drove British and Allied troops to the beaches of Dunirk.
Being commander in chief bestows both authority and responsibility. If you want to be commander in chief. Act like one.