Monday, January 17, 2005

Stop me if you've heard this one

Courtesy BartCop:

"Albert Speer drew up a memo to Hitler pointing out the significance of the loss of Silesia. 'The war is lost,' his report began, and he went on in his cool and objective manner to explain why. The Fuehrer glanced at Speer's report, read the first sentence and then ordered it filed away in his safe. He refused to see Speer alone, saying to Guderian: 'He always has something unpleasant to say to me. I can't bear that.'" --William L. Shirer, "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"

"There is rising concern amongst senior officials that President Bush does not grasp the increasingly grim reality of the security situation in Iraq because he refuses to listen to that type of information. Our sources say Bush actually says that he does not want to hear “bad news.” Our sources conclude this “good news only” directive comes from Bush himself; that is, it is not a trap or cocoon thrown around him by Rice, Cheney, and Rumsfeld." --Ben Wikler, "Bush Rejects Bad News"


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