Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"War Czar"?

I'm a bit late to this party, but it seems like the Bush Administration is looking for a "war czar" to help clean up the mess they're in. The funny thing is, nobody wants the job. The funnier thing is that even Jack "I helped invent the 'surge' plan" Keane doesn't want the job. The funniest thing of all is that there are already the following positions which should already provide Bush the guidance he needs, within the executive branch:

Secretary of Defense
National Security Advisor
National Security Council
Secretary of Homeland Security
Commander of Central Command (Afghanistan and Iraq.)

And of course, Bush himself is the Commander-in-Chief.

Remember how, back in 2000, everybody said electing Bush wouldn't matter because he'd have plenty of good advisors? Well, here we see the ultimate problem. Bush is ignoring all the good advice he's been getting about Iraq, and only listening to the bad advice. When things continue to go badly, what does he do? Create a new advisor to tell him things he'll either already know or simply ignore.

And can we please abandon the use of the word "Czar"? They weren't models of competence, y'know. Just autocrats.

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