Sunday, September 17, 2006


"A 24-year-old who had never worked in finance -- but had applied for a White House job -- was sent to reopen Baghdad's stock exchange. The daughter of a prominent neoconservative commentator and a recent graduate from an evangelical university for home-schooled children were tapped to manage Iraq's $13 billion budget, even though they didn't have a background in accounting. The decision to send the loyal and the willing instead of the best and the brightest is now regarded by many people involved in the 3 1/2 -year effort to stabilize and rebuild Iraq as one of the XXXX administration's gravest errors."

Only "one of the gravest errors."


kenju said...

Unbelieveable and somehow typical. definitely only one of the grave errors of the last 4-5 years.

Robert Brady said...

The deeper you look, the worse it gets.

Maya's Granny said...

One of the 7,859,452 gravest problems discovered so far.

Ya' just can't get cynical enough to predict this stuff, no matter how much of it you read and believe, can you?

Robert Brady said...

You're right, this is far beneath cynicism.