Despite the best efforts of historians, and despite how popular culture eventually remembers such things, you can't separate events into one single person, one single decision. No matter how powerful the person or influential the decision, every action has dozens of factors playing on it, no one person is truly solely responsible for their actions. The circumstances of every choice share just as much of the credit, good or bad, as the person or people that make it.
At least, that's what I tell myself every day. And yet every day I see their faces, and I feel the shame.