Friday, December 09, 2005

Failure is not an option

Paul Krugman (sorry, I can't provide a link to a story I can't see because it's locked behind the NY Times subscription service):

Funny, isn't it? Back during the 2000 campaign Mr. Bush promised to avoid "nation building." And so he has. He failed to rebuild Iraq because he waited too long to get started. And now he's doing the same thing here at home.

Michael at 2millionth web log (still no subscription required there):
If the administration can't--or won't--rebuild the Gulf Coast, then how in hell can anyone expect them to clean up the mess they've made in Iraq? Reality in this case is so glaringly obvious that even the media, despite their whorish relationship with the GOP, has been forced to look into this, even if they play their timid supplicant/courtesan role when in the dauphin's presence. At this point, I wouldn't trust Team Bush to properly bake a potato...but they're in charge at perhaps THE most critical time for the nation in recent memory.

To which I wholeheartedly agree. How we can succeed in any endeavor when the leadership itself is the problem?!

Americans saw this most disastrously after Hurricane Katrina when President Bush's hand-picked crony to lead FEMA, Micheal Brown -- who had no emergency experience whatsoever -- left thousands of people stranded in Louisiana and Mississippi for days without food, water, and adequate shelter, instead spending more thought on his dining arrangements and wardrobe than on the well-being of fellow citizens in the middle of a diaster.

Could it be that George W. Bush himself lacks the intelligence, leadership experience, and political savvy, to get the job done right? If so, the only answer for New Orleans, Iraq, and the well-being of the United States, is to change the leadership!


At 12/09/2005 02:38:00 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Thanks for the shout out...I'm also wondering how on earth anyone can refer to the administration's "plans" in Iraq or NOLA--there are no plans. What they call "plans" are platitudes. Hot air. Souffle.

Why doesn't someone call them on this? Geez.


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