I think you can safely say that this new Enron article in the Washington Post is profoundly damning.
Here’s Enron attorney Bob Bennett explaining why Enron ordered an intentionally superficial and non-probing internal investigation into its own accounting methods.
Bennett said Enron told the lawyers not to second-guess Andersen’s accounting and not to make a detailed analysis of particular transactions because he thought speed was essential and had no reason to question Andersen’s work.
Like they say, when the facts are on your side, you pound the facts.
When the law’s on your side, you pound the law.
When you got neither, as would seem to be the case with Bennett’s new client, apparently you give your own credibility a pounding.