Doug Feith, formerly third in charge at the Pentagon, continues to scare the crap out of me.
The warmongering PNACer is one of the architects of the Iraq mess, who “stovepiped” cherry-picked intelligence to the top, and whose fingerprints are on such war fiascos as Abu Ghraib and the Guantanamo Bay detainee mess. This is also the guy General Tommy Franks called ”the fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth,” okay?
So when Feith writes the following in answer to the New York Times’ question, “what three questions would you ask Gen. Petraeus and Ambassader Crocker,” I’ve got to wonder if he’s also batshit insane:
1. Ambassador Crocker, in Iraqi elections, voters pick national party lists, not individuals to represent specific district constituencies. Has this system made it harder for Iraqi leaders to achieve legislative progress? If so, can it be changed?
Can it be changed? By whom? I thought Iraq had a “democracy” that they, you know, created themselves. Is he suggesting we rewrite their constitution? I’m sure they’d be so grateful.
2. What changes in United States law could help you succeed in your work in Iraq?
I’d like to know where he’s going with this. Reinstating the military draft, maybe? Ya think?
3. Should the United States create a civilian reserve corps to train, equip and deploy volunteer civilians for civilian reconstruction tasks, just as we do military reservists for military tasks?
See number two.
Doug Feith is one creepy NeoCon who needs to slink off into the netherworld, or else be hauled off to prison like his assistant Larry Franklin (you know, the guy who’s now serving 12 years for passing classified information on to the Israelis).
From the looks of his questions he’s still thinking like someone involved in crafting policy related to Iraq. Lord help us.