Reading Billmon's helpful summary of Bush's strategery for "Victory," I couldn't help but think of Edward Tufte's great pamphlet, the Cognitive Style of PowerPoint. My copy of it seems to be out on permaloan, so I can't include any swell snippets to explain what it's about. But the cover of the pamphlet should give you an idea.
The main jist of the Tufte pamphlet is that horrible things happen when you think in bullet points (as you're virtually forced to when you live and breath PowerPoints). One famous Tufte example is the cause behind the Challenger explosion (he uses it a lot, so I can quote here from his Visual Explanations, which isn't out on loan). As he explains:
Thus, the exact cause of the accident was intensely debated during the evening before the launch.
Regardless of the indirect causes of the accident, there was a clear proximate cause: an inability to assess the link between cool temperature and O-ring damage on earlier flights.