From a great interview on the Iraq war with Greg Cochran, must read:
Cochran: They tell me that there's not one political appointee in the government who could do that analysis. Likely true. That must always have been the case. However, the Bush people seem to pay no attention to technical expertise, ever. They don't believe in it. As far as I can tell, their position is that everything ever said by anybody is propaganda. Projection? Ad Hominem rules ok, there is no other argument. Steve Sailer calls it "marketing-major post-modernism."People claim that the Donald is a lightweight, but note that he is the first prominent Republican to come out against the Iraq war and the neocon disasters.