White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera issued a brief statement saying he was too (sic) blame.
“Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision,” he said. “While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, its clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.”
The President made sure everybody knew he was “furious” at what happened (ABC).
One can only imagine the reaction if this had been April of 2008.