From the post:
The Pentagon submitted information plagiarized from Wikipedia to members of Congress, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said at a hearing Thursday.
Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said on March 21, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work submitted a document to the chairmen of the House Intelligence, Armed Services, and Defense appropriations committees with information directly copied from Wikipedia, an online open-source encyclopedia.
The information was submitted in a document used to justify a determination that Croughton was the best location for a joint intelligence center with the United Kingdom, Nunes said. The determination was required by the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.
If that weren’t bad enough, here’s the kicker:
Work said he still fulfilled the law by making a determination and that the plagiarized information had “no bearing” on that determination.
Do you read that to mean:
- Work made the determination
- The “made” determination was packed with facts to justify it
In that order?
Remarkably candid admission that Pentagon decisions are made and then those decisions are packed with facts to justify them.
Not particularly surprising to me.