July 2, 2004
Report Finds Bush Administration "Ill-Prepared" To Occupy White House
Problems In Training, Organization Made Governing Difficult, Says Report
A broad new Army report concludes that serious problems in training, organization and policy regarding military detention operations in Iraq and Afghanistan contributed to the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, senior defense officials said Thursday.
The report also found that the Bush Administration was "ill-equipped" to lead the nation when Bush took power in 2001, and that inadequate training, poor organization, policy-making problems, and a "complete lack of judgment" contributed to the government's inability to "do anything right."
The report, by an Army group created to issue reports and say important things about "all kinds of stuff," recommended that future presidents have "more experience with actually governing," or, at the very least, "a clue."
"If they don't have a clue, then they should be given one," said Gen. Hazelnut Cappucino III. "That's what training's all about."
Some other observations included in the report were that the world was round, that the sun usually came up in the morning, and that domestic and foreign policies were better if they were formed with some foresight and actual knowledge.
Posted by Tom Burka at 2:21 PM