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Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Regarding the memo

Pat Gang over at Strategy Page was an interesting insight into the Rumsfled Memo that had so many DC press people wetting their pants.

Rumsfeld asked EXACTLY the right questions of his most trusted subordinates.
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“What have we learned?” “Are there better ways of doing what needs to be done?” “Did we prepare adequately for foreseen and unforeseen difficulties?” “What could we have done on the front end to reduce our problems on the back end?” “Do we have the right people assigned to the right jobs?”

Boys and girls, these questions are asked EVERY SINGLE DAY by successful businesses around the country. Only rarely are such questions ever asked in the stuffy halls of government. Perhaps their very novelty made these questions newsworthy. It’s also no wonder, in that event, that nobody in the Washington press corps had a clue as to what was really going on.
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