From Rice, to Bolton, to Wolfowitz, advancement and praise rewards the failure. Now we learn that the two analyst who's screwed up work led us to claim that Saddams aluminum tubes were a nuclear threat, have
received job performance awards in each of the past three years
Well these days, actually doing your job well, and discovering truth, appears to matter less than sticking to the talking points, and supporting Bush's policy.
So how hard would it have been to discover the truth in this case?
The problem, according to the commission, which cited the two analysts' work, is that they did not seek or obtain information available from the Energy Department and elsewhere showing that the tubes were indeed the type used for years as rocket-motor cases by Iraq's military. The panel said the finding represented a "serious lapse in analytic tradecraft" because the center's personnel "could and should have conducted a more exhaustive examination of the question."
Wow... a phone call, no wonder they missed it.