To the loved ones of the victims of 9/11, to them who are here in the room, to those who are watching on television: Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you. We tried hard, but that doesn't matter, because we failed. And for that failure, I would ask, once all the facts are out, for your understanding and for your forgiveness.
Richard A. Clark
I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being the president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me whey they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation.
George W. Bush
I will never apologize for the United States of America. I don't care what the facts are.
George H. W. Bush