Former president George W. Bush sat down with anchor Diane Sawyer for an interview airing Wednesday night on "World News With Diane Sawyer," admitting that last week's bombings at the Boston marathon "harkened back" to his time in office.
"[I]t harkened back to the days where you become the comforter-in-chief ... try to help heal souls that are hurting," Bush, whose presidency was marked by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, told Sawyer.
Bush, who said that he was "extraordinarily pleased" with the authorities' response to the bombings, ceded that it's "really hard" to protect the nation from threats such as the bombings.
"I don't know the facts [about the bombings], but I do know that it's really hard to protect the homeland. Those who want to do harm only have to be right one time...