Thursday, February 21, 2008

Still Broken...just like your office...?

Ezra Klein talks this book:

"This is not, at the end of the day, a book about why we were wrong to enter Iraq. It is not a book about Bush's failures, or Rumsfeld's mistakes, or the Democrats' cowardice. It is not about how the insurgents outflanked us, or the pre-Petraeus strategies failed us, or Sadr outplayed us. It's a book about what it's like to go to work in a war zone. What you'll take away is that, in may ways, it's a helluva lot like going to work anywhere else. And that's a fact with huge implications for the way we think about war in this country. Bureaucracies are, by nature, blunt instruments. If you're attempting a delicate surgery in which you cut out the heart of an old political order and carefully reconstruct a new organ in its place, you need a tool up to the task. And if you don't think your corporate headquarters would fit the bill, you shouldn't so quick to assume the Department of Defense will do any better."

The Department of Defense is to The Office as...



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