Thursday, April 12, 2007

Who needs a War Czar when you already have a Decider?

Help Wanted: New Decider
The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone able and willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation.
Dan Froomkin: "[T]he best solution the White House could apparently come up with was one that only the nation's first MBA president could love: A new layer of management."

So now Bush wants to spin off his decidin' powers to someone else, a "commander in chief," if you will. Funny, I thought that job was taken.

In any event, who would want such a thankless job? You get the responsibility and blame for all the Decider's mistakes in a misbegotten and aimless war that he has already largely lost, and the responsibility and blame for a forgotten war that he never had any real interest in fighting. Plus, even if you thought you could do some good to fix all of his mistakes, you would still have Bush and Cheney overruling every critical decision that needs to be made.

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