December 6, 2009 By Fausta Don’t they read their own memos? Unprecedented Incompetence at the White House: The Administration Didn’t Even Know What It Had Ordered Gen. McChrystal To Do After telling McChrystal to “Defeat the Taliban. Secure the Population”, the NSC staff were surprised he took it seriously. I kid you not. Go read Ace’s post, and the WaPo‘s article. Boggles the mind.