Andy Lester - George Bush as programming project leader:
"If the war in Iraq was a programming project, Bush would need to be saying, regularly, "I know things aren't going well, I know that you've had a lot of casualties on the team, but I believe we can get through this. Now, here's what we're going to do differently to make sure that we come out of this project alive."
Of course, if the war were a programming project, it'd never have gotten management approval in the first place. What are our requirements? What are our milestones? How are we doing? How do we know when the project is over? What's the timeframe for completion? What's the success metric? Is the iRaq project really the best way to beef up the company's security?"