Letter: The buck stops where?
Whenever something significant has gone wrong over the last five years, President Obama has either placed the blame on former President George W. Bush or declared that he (Obama) is not responsible because he was on vacation, on the golf course, or no one told him about the problem (and no one is responsible for not telling him about the problem). Apparently, Obama does not apply the same set of standards of performance to himself and his advisors that he has repeatedly applied to former President Bush.
As a leader, "being in-charge" should mean knowing what is going on and always assuming responsibility for one’s performance, as well as the performance of the people who are employed to carry out the directions of the leader. When something significant goes wrong, it should be apparent where the responsibility rests. President Obama appears to have rejected this concept.
No one is responsible for the Libyan scandal; not the president, the Secretary of State or any of his or her subordinates. No one is responsible for the Internal Revenue Service scandal, or the National Security Administration scandal, and the Fast and Furious scandal, as well as other important but lesser-known scandals.
Apparently, we have a president who is not responsible for being president.