Dispatches From the Moderate Left

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Quote of the Week

Via Slate, here's another Bush insider (Powell's chief of staff from 02-05) waxing lyrical about the professionalism and competence of the administration:
[T]he case that I saw for four-plus years was a case that I have never seen in my study of aberrations, bastardizations, perturbations, changes to the national security decision-making process. What I saw was a cabal between the vice-president of the United States, Richard Cheney, and the secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on critical issues that made decisions that the bureaucracy didn't know were being made. And then when the bureaucracy was presented with the decision to carry them out, it was presented in such a disjointed, incredible way that the bureaucracy often didn't know what it was doing as it moved to carry them out.

The speech is an interesting read.


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