What I really get out of this article is that government cannot fix all of our problems. It is as messed up and disorganized as our worst corporations. The amount of waste and lack of accountability is attrocious. Just the fact that it is almost impossible to fire many government employees because of union protections just hurts. You end up with really good people having to spend too much time helping to bring up the rear. There are situations where some people just aren’t capable of performing a job and there needs to be a way to move them out. This happens in corporations and needs to happen in government.
Another common problem is the building up of empires. This happens in the real work force and in the government. The problem with the government empires is they start out as something good but are virtually impossible to remove. When one’s empire is threatened they sometimes don’t look towards the greater good but only towards the preservation of the empire.
Let’s hope for all of our sakes that our intelligence operations can be shaken out so they can truly be effective. Again, lots of great people but the system is just broke.