Thai flood frustration grows

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John_Svengali wrote:

It is a test of the country’s leadership where few and in some cases no good choices exist. The management of a worsening situation requires a plan that is attentive to changing circumstances, firm enough to do what is right, flexible enough to adjust to changes in severity, etc. These are “Hobson’s choices” in many respects.

Leadership requires the risk/utility and cost/benefit analyses processes, of course. But communicating to the people what is needed and why it is being done is almost as important as the underlying decision itself. Politics in the sense of image must be minimized. Severe times call for wise and clear political leadership.

I wish the people of Thailand well and that their leaders do what is right for the right reasons.

Nov 01, 2011 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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