January 12, 2009

Abu Ghraib was a "disappointment"

Scanning through the blogs, the reaction to Bush's last presser has focused on a lot of things, including his admission that he should not have pushed Social Security reform right after winning reelection in 2004. Ok, whatever. What struck me was his next "mistake."
"There have been disappointments. Abu Ghraib obviously was a huge disappointment during the presidency. Not having weapons of mass destruction was a significant disappointment. I don't know if you want to call those mistakes or not, but they were -- things didn't go according to plan, let's put it that way."
Wow. It is almost as if Abu Ghraib and Gitmo just happened, and were not driven by policy from the top. That level of disconnect describes this man's incompetence more than any other.

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