Americans now overwhelmingly believe a change in Iraq strategy is needed regardless of their initial positions on the war. Unfortunately, the options currently proposed involve undesirable consequences and offer little in the way of innovation. President Bush recently said, "I'm open to any idea or suggestion that will help us achieve our goals of defeating the terrorists and ensuring that Iraq's democratic government succeeds." Soon thereafter, the new Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, said, "It's my impression that, frankly, there are no new ideas on Iraq." Coming up with creative ways for dealing with difficulties used to be a USA trademark. Is ingenuity no longer a fundamental American characteristic?
Colleen Turner, Ph.D. is an executive coach, management trainer, consultant, and speaker who focuses on transformational communications. She is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who has designed and evaluated terrorist defense (more...
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