We should add Senator Byron Dorgan to the list on this tenth anniversary of the passing of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999, which led in whole or in substantial part to the current financial disaster. Senator Dorgan said then:
"I think we will in 10 years' time look back and say we should not have done this,"(Huffington Post). Senator Kennedy had vision too concerning the Iraq war, indicating that in all his years as a senator his best vote was the vote he cast against going to war with Iraq.
We often repeat the notion that "no one can tell the future", but we tend to pervert the meaning into the false notion that "no one can have vision".
It is one of the ways of "thinking" that blinds our nation by exalting incompetence. Competent leaders can see what is coming.