The White House claim that it encouraged dissenting voices in its war councils shows once again the disconnect between words and actions (Boston Globe, March 13, 2008: A13).
Is it so long ago that we have forgotten the sidelining of General Eric Shinseki because he (correctly) predicted that the pacification of Iraq would take several hundred thousand troops on the ground? That action by the Bush administration even cowed a tough character like Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni who later regretted that he had not stood alongside General Shinseki in demanding more troops for Iraq.
For me actions speak louder than words. The Bush White House practices Groupthink. The country is the worse off for it.
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