Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Planning


This will be a strange/unusual post for SPIIDERWEB™ because it won't be short, won't just steal other's ideas and postings, may appear to negate some things I've written and might even add something to the discussion.

As I read the excerpt below from Balloon Juice, I got to thinking (rare) there are at least three types of planning.

1. Necessary.

2. Prudent.

3. Scary.

Necessary planning is the type almost never done by the Bush administration or is done in piss poor fashion.

Think Katrina.

Had adequate planning been done many lives could have been saved or at least the impact on those lives not lost been mitigated.

Had sufficient planning been done about what to do after the results of Katrina were known we wouldn't be years down the road with a mess in NOLA.

What should be done after Saddam Hussein is ousted? How do we rebuild Iraq? How do we win over the people?

Prudent planning also is the type almost never done by the Bush administration or is done in piss poor fashion.

What if someone attacks US? What if Iran does develop nuclear capabilities? What if Obama or Clinton becomes the GOP opponent? What should we do if we discover a "dirty bomb" is on its way to the US?

It would be foolish to wake up in the morning to see your party under attack on an issue (anti-black, anti-woman) and have no planned response.

Scary planning is the Bush administration's forté.

How do we go about attacking Iran? How do we deploy more troops to Afghanistan so we can kill more dark skinned people when we don't have enough people?

This planning is scary because it may well be assumed it will be acted upon. It isn't preventative, necessary, prudent planning. Its scary in its a blueprint for boneheaded action.

Top Republican strategists are working on plans to protect the GOP from charges of racism or sexism in the general election, as they prepare for a presidential campaign against the first ever African-American or female Democratic nominee.

Anyone in business knows necessary and prudent planning are absolutes for success. Blindly barging into a situation without preparation, unless you are excellent at reacting, improvising, readjusting, parrying, at which the Bush administration has proven woefully inadequate, is fucking stupid.

Via Balloon Juice.

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