“It is part of Bush’s overall management style — to cede responsibility to a lower level and not look carefully at critical issues himself… . Originally on Iraq, it was whatever Rumsfeld wanted. Then it was whatever Jerry Bremer did… . And now it is whatever Petraeus wants.”
– Kenneth Adelman, “a Reagan-era official who has parted company with such longtime friends as Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney over the war”, on the secrets of George W. Bush’s epic fail strategy (ie “find a convenient scape goat to do a heckuva job”).