Sunday, September 11, 2005
A Caveat on "Yes Men"
Salon.com's Scott Rosenberg writes:
"So of course Michael Brown, and all the other Michael Browns in the Bush administration, didn't tell Bush the truth about what was happening. "Everything's fine, sir! Carry on with your vacation!" Even if they actually knew, which seems unlikely, they understood -- as you can bet every commander in Iraq knows -- that to do so was to ask to be fired. Mr. Bush is to hear only what Mr. Bush (and Messrs. Cheney and Rumsfeld and Rove) wants to hear. Anything else is disloyalty -- a firing offence.
Any organization run on such principles is, of course, a juggernaut of dysfunction, headed for the ditch".
Link to the full Salon.com article.