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Bush Takes Blame for Uneven Katrina Response

Bush Takes Blame for Uneven Katrina Response

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President George Bush is surrounded by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (L), and Vice Admiral of Coast Guard Thad Allen, as he speaks following a tour of New Orleans, Sept. 12, 2005. hide caption

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President Bush says he accepts responsibility for failures in the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina. He also reminds Americans that rescue workers have risked their lives to assist victims. Bush will address the nation Thursday night about Katrina relief efforts.