Monday, January 08, 2007

Headline of the Day: Quagmire of the Vanities

Paul Krugman, New York Times: Quagmire of the Vanities

I began writing about the Bush administration’s infallibility complex, the president’s Captain Queeg-like inability to own up to mistakes, almost a year before the invasion of Iraq. When you put a man like that in a position of power — the kind of position where he can punish people who tell him what he doesn’t want to hear, and base policy decisions on the advice of people who play to his vanity — it’s a recipe for disaster.

It's a TimesSelectWall article; you can also find it at Welcome to Pottersville, Poltika Erotika, and Wealthy Frenchman, among others.

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