Thursday, June 29, 2006

skillfull incompetence

Watching the PBS documentary
FRONTLINE: The Dark Side, made me understand the Bush white house; it is run by people who are brilliant at getting what they want and incompetent at handling what they get. The documentary details the ways in which Cheny and Rumsfeld played skillful office politics to push the country into war with Iraq. Along the way the bungled the possibility of capturing Bin Laden and lead us into a disastrous war. This is in keeping with the president, who plays the political game brilliantly but simply is incapable of running the country. And I suspect it has a lot to do with the quality of the world in general. People get ahead not because they are good at their job but because they are good at manipulation and kissing up. And under Bush's remarkably incompetent leadership the entire country is now in the hands of such people.

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