How to mismanage a superpower
: The accepted wisdom of the 9/11 Commission hearings has been that the President should have known more and met with more people about the threat of terrorism.
The stupidity — and danger — of that just sunk in.
The last thing I want is for the work of government — the most urgent work: protecting its citizens — to depend upon one man at the top.
That would be mismanagement on a criminal scale.
No, when and if government employees find a threat against America, they should go and with dispatch stomp it out.
The last thing we need is for them to have to go meet with the President. They are and should be empowered by the law to take action.
So all this blather before and around the commission about who met with whom when and who asked for meetings they didn’t get is all a crock of crap; on its fact, it’s nonsensical management.
The issue isn’t whether another meeting in the Oval Office would have stopped an attack. The issue is why and how the structure and communication of appropriate agencies is messed up and needs to be fixed (far faster than Tenant’s five-year timetable!) to prevent the next attack.