War Room – Salon.com – The people we pay

War Room – Salon.com
The people we pay

This is one of those stories that makes you chuckle, even discounting the excellent bit of sarcastic humour in the last line. Just the name “White House Director of Lessons Learned” makes me chuckle, even without the bucketfuls of irony that are attached to it when applied to the current White House.

But some of the suggested “Lessons” would be priceless, if they weren’t so sadly true. To be sure I don’t pull a Coulter, the following lines come from Rahm Emanuel via Tim Grieve at Salon’s War Room …

“Lesson 1: When the Army Chief of Staff and the Secretary of State say you are going to war without enough troops, you’re going to war without enough troops.

“Lesson 2: When $8.8 billion of reconstruction funding disappears from Iraq, and $2 billion disappears from Katrina relief, it’s time to demand a little accountability.

“Lesson 3: When you’ve ‘turned the corner’ in Iraq more times than Danica Patrick at the Indy 500, it means you are going in circles.

“Lesson 4: When the national weather service tells you a Category 5 hurricane is heading for New Orleans, a Category 5 hurricane is heading to New Orleans.

I’d laugh, but sadly, its not so funny when its all true …

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