Typical. He spikes the ball from the bleachers, but was prepared to throw blame on the field if it went badly.
Mukasey partially quoted Eisenhower's draft speech, which he was prepared to deliver in the event of a failure in Normandy, as an example of real leadership. Here is the full text:
Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foodhold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.