It’s October 1940 when Benito Mussolini met with his generals to discuss the arrangements for invading Greece. He asked what might seem like an important question: Are we sure of victory?
Absolutely the generals replied, knowing that no other answer was acceptable.
After 90 minutes Il Duce closed the meeting saying: It seems to me that we have examined all aspects of the problem.
In truth of course no vital answers had been given. No important questions had even been asked!
A week later Italy invaded Greece and the country was humiliated.
It turns out that Italy didn’t even have enough industrial capacity to supply their troops with the equipment they needed.
But nobody asked that question!