By Leon Fuerth
Sunday, October 19, 2003; Page B07
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Much has already been said about national security adviser Condoleezza
Rice's "new" responsibility for coordinating the reconstruction of Iraq, but there is at least one very significant observation
left to be made: This event signifies the failure of the Bush administration's basic overall model for managing national security.
is organized in a manner that reflects not only the priorities of its president but also the president's operational style.
In the case of President Bush, this appears to have been a contemporary business approach to management ...
The problem with this model is that the government of the United States
is not a corporation. ...
The writer was national security adviser to Vice President Al
Gore. He is now a research professor at George Washington University.
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New York Times December 5, 2003
Looting the Future
By PAUL KRUGMAN OP-ED COLUMNIST
... The prevailing
theory among grown-up Republicans — yes, they still exist — seems to be that Mr. Bush is simply doing whatever
it takes to win the next election. After that, he'll put the political operatives in their place, bring in the policy experts
and finally get down to the business of running the country.
But I think they're in
denial. Everything we know suggests that Mr. Bush's people have given as little thought to running America after
the election as they gave to running Iraq after the fall of Baghdad. And they will have no idea what to do when things fall