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My prediction for the week

It is a little late in the week for all the dust to have settled, but surely by the following Sunday’s talking head shows, a big winner will be Donald Rumsfeld, and the big losers John Kerry and the sensationalist liberal media, over Rumsfeld’s recently leaked memo concerning the War on Terror.

The reason for this is simple: these are precisely the sort of questions the effective senior executive must ask of his/her subordinates. This war calls for outside the box thinking. If you want that, than it is necessary to shake the box from time to time.

I wonder if Rumsfeld is a fan of Denis Waitley?

10 comments to My prediction for the week

  • Verity

    The Rumsfeld link doesn’t work …

  • Dale Amon

    Works for me. I was thinking of writing something similar but when I didn’t find a copy of the memo in the few minutes I had for that task :-) It’s out there somewhere but does anyone have a link to it?

  • John

    the liberal media is having trouble thinking “inside their blocks”, don’t expect them to think “outside the box”.

  • R C Dean

    The speed and regularity with which these faux scandals are lobbed up by the “loyal” oppo, only to vanish wihtout a trace, is a wonder to behold.

    There is a paradox at work. The less substance to the scandal, the quicker it sinks from sight.

    Kevin Connors has it exactly right. The memo isn’t evidence of duplicity or a coverup, it is evidence of competence. No wonder the Democrats find it so alarming.

  • Kevin L. Connors

    Works for me. I was thinking of writing something similar but when I didn’t find a copy of the memo in the few minutes I had for that task :-) It’s out there somewhere but does anyone have a link to it?

    The first place I always turn for that sort of thing, Dale, is The Smoking Gun. But this in one of those cases where it’s been replaced as the current item on their ‘doc_o_day’ highlight, but not yet placed in archive. So, here’s the Google cached version.

  • MarkN

    Rumsfeld is asking for something rare – actual thinking by government buraeucrats. But worse, he appears to be proposing the creation of a Ministry of Truth. Orwell was only 19 years off the mark.

  • Arty

    MarkN

    I think Rumsfeld’s memo was really telling you to shut down your computer, take off the tinfoil hat and go throw a football in the backyard or rake the leaves or something. Try not to think of Orwell while you’re out there. Good luck.

  • MarkN

    Arty

    But I love my tinfoil hat. It picks up idiots like you from thousands of miles away.

  • You mean you expect win Rumsfeld to win things like this?

  • Outta Hair

    “You mean you expect win Rumsfeld to win things like this?”

    Well said. You speaking have a great future in speaking public.