"Yes, Minister" - a great British comedy from the 80's.
I can't help you if you cannot spot how well it makes fun of the GWOT era
The more you look at the past, the more it becomes obvious that human and institutional shortcomings are not unique to certain human and certain institutions, but rather shortcomings of the human mind in general. It just shows differently.
We are probably doomed to repeatedly prove our stupidity until our stupidity makes us let machines take over...