In response to Brooks' column suggesting a new strategy for Iraq
You must have a clearly defined objective which (in a democracy) must have overwhelming popular support.
If you don't have such an objective, how can you choose a strategy?
This is basic decision making, which supposedly is the foundation of a good business school education.
Bush, a Harvard Business School MBA, should have learned this. Evidently, he either did not learn the most basic of business school concepts or he has forgotten.
Bush, along with Brooks and all other Bush advisors on strategy can review the fundamentals of decision-making at:
Then they may discuss objectives, strategies and tactics in a creative and logical framework.