Obama says anti-terror 'buck' stops with him

((AP Photo/Charles Dharapak))

January 7, 2010 4:23:51 PM PST
President Barack Obama declared Thursday "the buck stops with me" for the nation's security, taking responsibility for failures that led to the near-disastrous Christmas attack on a Detroit-bound airliner and vowing the problems would be corrected. He said the lapses were widespread but suggested no officials would be fired.