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Confidential OSD Report: Military Planning "Disastrous"

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A confidential Rumsfeld Office of Secretary of Defense report post-Katrina reports even FOUR years after 9/11 we're still beyond screwed. Inadequate military planning has plagued every single major operation in the Bush administration. From The Independent:

Relief efforts to combat Hurricane Katrina suffered near catastrophic failures due to endemic corruption, divisions within the military and troop shortages caused by the Iraq war, an official American inquiry into the disaster has revealed.
The report was commissioned by the Office of Secretary of Defence as an "independent and critical review" of what went so wrong. In a hard-hitting analysis, it says: "The US military has long planned for war on two fronts. This is as close as we have come to [that] reality since the Second World War; the results have been disastrous."
The report concludes: "The one thing this disaster has demonstrated [is] the lack of coordinated, in-depth planning and training on all levels of Government, for any/all types of emergency contingencies. 9/11 was an exception because the geographical area was small and contained, but these two hurricanes have clearly demonstrated a national response weakness ... Failure to plan, and train properly has plagued US efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and now that failure has come home to roost in the United States."
Planning is about leadership. It's about seeing potential problems in the future and taking actions to either prevent or plan for them. That costs money. Evil "big government" money.

Let me say this about 9/11. What success are we all talking about? We're talking about the response of the local governments on the ground in New York. George Bush and the Federal government didn't handle New York after 9/11, New Yorkers did.

9/11 went the way it did because liberal, "big government" cities and states in the Northeast spend the money required to conduct affairs of government. Sure, 9/11 wasn't perfect, but that was entirely a state and local response. When the Feds get involved in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Katrina, it's not a question of perfect, it's a question of competence.

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