Leaving aside whether going into Iraq was planned earlier than 2002 by the Bush Administration—I’d say probably and so what--O’Neill seems to have a problem with the president’s management skills, i.e. allowing his subordinates to toss out ideas while he sits back and listens. I have one question about this: isn’t this one of the tried and true methods of a good manager; a management skill used when a confident boss has competent, skilled and trusted people in his/her employ?
I suppose that if the president took control of every meeting and micro-managed ever miniscule decision made by his people, O’Neill would be calling the president a tyrant who didn’t trust his cabinet.
Well, President Bush was definitely right not to trust at least one member of his cabinet. What does a CEO do when an employee is untrustworthy? Paul O'Neill found out first hand.