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  •  Instinct-driven people need to be told what to do (0+ / 0-)

    because their instincts often lead them wrong.

    If you're a person who needs to be told what to do and prefers to rely on experts for direction, then there are only two options. You either follow the direction or object and do nothing. It is probably unfair to demand of such people that they tell you what they want. They do not know what they want; only what they don't want. Moreover, when they object, that objection is not based on any factual basis. The purpose of the objection is to test the determination of the person giving direction. If, in response to the objection, the director wavers, then there is a good chance that the enterprise is too risky and best not undertaken.

    What happened with Dubya is that he had the form of the decider down pat, but none of the facts. Dubya, like McCain, is an instinct-driven person--good at taking direction, but not capable of deciding anything on the basis of fact. It was when the Iraqis figured that out and determined that they wanted the U.S. out that they got what they wanted and the SOFA was agreed to.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 03:13:02 AM PST

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