The crass bit has been playing now for a few weeks.
The class comes from a 1983 report:
Reagan takes blame for Beirut bombing
by Helen Thomas
WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Reagan said today he as chief executive accepts full responsibility for the terrorist bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. servicemen.
In a hurriedly scheduled press appearance in the White House press room, Reagan said the local Marine commanders “should not be punished” for the lack of proper security in the suicide attack.
“If there is to be blame, it properly rests here in this office, with this president,” Reagan said.