Utterly botched or confused.
Referring to something so mangled as to be unrecognizable.The term is generally attributed to U.S. military slang circa WWII. In contemporary usage, the spelled-out phrase is a bit more colorful and much less polite. (Note: This is a polite book, so you'll just have to use your imagination or search elsewhere for the more colorful version.) See also SNAFU.
Origin of fubar
f(ucked) u(p) b(eyond) a(ll) r(ecognition)