Sunday, December 9, 2007

Readin this makes me happy.

"But their willingness to set aside all previous assumptions flowed from a determination not to repeat the errors made in 2002, when bogus intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction set the United States on a course to war, they said.

And unlike 2002, when US intelligence officials complained of administration pressure to "cherry-pick" intelligence that supported going to war, the intelligence community this time has asserted its independence.

"This is ours," a senior intelligence official said this week, telling reporters that policymakers had no input in the conclusions of the National Intelligence Estimate, as the assessment is called."


Inefficiency and groupthink occur when people are afraid to question things. Religion, government... pretty much any organization will eventually fail or be overcome by the voice of one. And since the voice of one inevitably is corrupted, it's a negative consequence for all.

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. " - Einstein

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