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From: Ken Wood <>
Subject: Re: The Long Knives Are Out For George Tenet
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:07:48 -0700
On Aug 23, 11:55 am, Tiglath <> wrote:
> On Aug 23, 11:13 am, Ken Wood <> wrote:
> > On Aug 23, 8:31 am, Tiglath <> wrote:
> > > On Aug 22, 11:18 pm, "Ray O'Hara" <> wrote:
> > > > "Tiglath" <> wrote in message
> > > >news:...
> > > > > On Aug 22, 3:07 pm, "Ray O'Hara" <> wrote:
> > > > > > "Tiglath" <> wrote in message
> > > > > >news:...
> > > > > > > Monday morning quarterbacking.
> > > > > > a term used to excuse continuing failure.
> > > > > > successful NFL teams look at what happened sunday on monday to see what
> > > > > > happened and what needs to be fixed.
> > > > > Which doesn't apply to 9/11, because nothing had happened on "Sunday";
> > > > > only after it happened clever trevors "saw it coming."
> > > > that and the assessment. "bin laden determined to attack" that bush ignored.
> > > "Monday morning quarterbacking" doesn't mean "post-mortem, lessons-
> > > learned review" as you imply.
> > > It means criticizing with the benefit of hindsight those who without
> > > it failed to act in a winning way, especially in reference to dealing
> > > with unforseen circumstances.
> > > To say that Bush should not have invaded Iraq is not it, because the
> > > current difficulties were far from unforseen.
> > > To say that all cockpits should have been made hijack proof is it, for
> > > nobody anticipated 9/11, even though Tenet did urged Rice to attack Al-
> > > Qaeda in Afghanistan -- not quite the same.
> > Let's say that someone lives in a bad neighborhood with a lot of home
> > intrusions going on. It's only common sense that using flimsy doors,
> > poor locks and lack of a door peephole only invites trouble.
> > That's not hindsight.
> Agree. And your example is not analogous to 9/11 either.
In the wake of decades of highjackings and suicide attacks using cars
and trucks, only one lacking in common sense would think that barring
access of terrorists and the insane to airliners' cockpits was
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