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‘The Peter Principle’: Studies in the Key of Managerial Incompetence

Could “The Peter Principle” at least partially explain what’s happened to our country in recent months? We’re not naming names, but, as New Scientist magazine points out, the idea that managerial incompetence is not only common but potentially inevitable has repeatedly been referenced in academic research since its initial advancement in 1969.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009 READ MORE


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Bush Drops the Ball

This isn’t the most engrossing clip we’ve ever put up, but if you can sit through a few minutes of the Miami Heat rubbing elbows with Bush, there’s a moment at the end that speaks volumes about our president.

Posted on Feb 28, 2007 READ MORE


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Untold Scandals of the Green Zone

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran tells Jon Stewart that while many of Bush’s Iraq blunders have been pored over extensively, the story of American corruption and incompetence in the Green Zone has been largely ignored—from the 21-year-old former ice cream vendor who was sent to reform the Interior Ministry to the questioning of aspiring imperialists as to whether they had voted for Bush.

Posted on Jan 4, 2007 READ MORE


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The Architects of War: Where Are They Now?

Think Progress presents a then-and-now credit roll of the major architects of the Iraq war.
Stunning part: Most of the people responsible for the debacle have been promoted or given medals.

Posted on Apr 5, 2006 READ MORE


The Ultimate Mistake

I’m against Saddam Hussein. I’m sorry it didn’t work out the way they wanted it to. Now let’s go. Because anybody who tells you it couldn’t possibly get worse is a fool.

Posted on Mar 1, 2006 READ MORE


And the Hits Just Keep on Coming…

An audit of American rebuilding projects in Iraq turns up millions of dollars stuffed into footlockers, a U.S. soldier gambling away Iraqi money, and other inspiring tales of the same ilk. | story

Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


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