I have been wanting to post on this Administration's dodging of accountability for sometime. Total Information Awareness' There Is No Buck does it better than I would have.
American critics of the Bush 'administration' - Democratic politicians, particularly - have long had a conceptual problem in their quest to effectively counter it, politically. It's been fairly clear for a while now that what we face is not mere incompetence in a traditional context, but an entirely different organizational context - unaccountability (and its product, incompetence) is a feature, not a bug.
Read the post.