reply to post by RealSpoke
Are you playing dumb or what? We already know who his advisers are, we already know what they are like. They all have a long neo-con political
history. This memo was written by them. Are you seriously trying to pretend you do not know what Micheal Chertoff is like?
As I just said,
I suppose I shouldn't have mentioned that since it doesn't bear directly on the issue. So, what about the rest of my post? May I take it you
agree with the parts you didn't object to?
I'm trying to tell you that the politics of the people writing the draft aren't as important
as the results. And as I have pointed out, repeatedly, that was just a draft, and we know nothing about what happened after that.
Here, let me try something else. Pretend that you and the other guys in the sales team have to come up with an advertising campaign for a new,
whatever, CD maybe. You sweat over it for a little while and the team eventually says "Let's go have some beer and ribs, maybe if we get away from
the boss and work this out somewhere else, we'll come up with something." So you find a place, get a room to yourselves, and start discussing the
issues. "I think we should pitch this as a throwback to heavy metal days." "You're crazy, we need to go for a softer mood, something that might
interest the ladies." "Who cares about the ladies, we need to display the guy's street origins." And on and on.
Eventually the place has to close down. You've come to the agreement that you'll be writing the ladies off on this one, but haven't resolved the
argument completely. You agree to get back together in a week, and finish the discussion. But before you go, you hand around a copy of the note on
what you've got so far.
Those "notes," as far as the article you've linked to can tell me, is the "memo" you're talking about. The discussion wasn't finished, the
"memo" to the boss hasn't even been started, and we don't know what the boss thinks of the idea your team eventually came up with.