The difference from the past eight years is a significant and refreshing change. Remember this?:
Published on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 by Reuters
Bush: I’ve Made No Mistakes Since 9/11
by David Morgan
WASHINGTON – American President George Bush grimaced, sighed, rambled and chuckled under his breath on Tuesday, before saying he could not think of a single mistake he had made since the September 11 attacks….
On the other hand, President Obama (that has a nice ring to it) is candid:
“…Well, I, you know, I think this was a mistake. I think I screwed up. Uh, and, you know, I take responsibility for it. And we’re going to make sure we fix it so it doesn’t happen again.”
The first step in learning from your mistake is admitting that you made it. Then you attempt to not repeat the mistake. That is something that was (and still is) a congenital impossibility for dubya.