Friday, August 06, 2004

Fwd: Some people who get it

Finally, some press and blog coverage of the issues I've been upset about this week:

-- the NYT editorial page rightly takes Bush to task over the US decision to oppose inspections of nuclear material programs, and they pick up on the fact that the Bush admin is "ignoring Ronald Reagan's famous cautionary advice, "Trust, but verify'". http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/06/opinion/06fri1.html

-- Dan Drezner picks up on the fact that centralizing control over US intelligence is unlikely to give us the creativity and risk-taking we need. http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/001540.html

Dan also has some great links on this: a sociologist familiar with the costs of excessive hierarchy -- http://slate.msn.com/id/2104808/ ; an Anthony Cordesman interview; and the new book "The Wisdom of Crowds." Read them all!