Here is the brief speech Ike wrote in case the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 had failed.
This is how a man handles responsibility.
This was, of course, back in the days when accepting responsibility, rather than trying to avoid it, was the way to go.
It was also back in the days when our leaders were real men. After all, why accept blame when you can pass it on to a subordinate, or perhaps some convenient minority?