Found this page about Harry Truman and his saying The Buck Stops Here. I think that Obama needs to find a copy of the sign for his desk and to start to take responsibility for his actions, the economy and his foreign relations. I love how Truman describes the reason for the sign.
In his farewell address to the American people given in January 1953, President Truman referred to this concept very specifically in asserting that, “The President–whoever he is–has to decide. He can’t pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.
Thanks to the Truman Library for this Truman Library