The Inspector General of the Department of Defence has issued a report which deals with the intelligence "review" efforts of the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the period before the intervention in Iraq. It concludes that this effort produced reults and employed methods which were "inappropriate but not illegel." This result is being received by those involved as vindication. This morning a pair of TV cable news readers speculated on whether or not Douglas Feith, the man at the center of the "information" project was not being made a "scapegoat" in the report. One wonders who suggested that line of thought to them. It now seems that the people who twisted and twisted the available information until they could produce fabricated untruths to "feed" the American people are still protected and will "get away with it."
Douglas Feith has been variously described as the "dumbest" this or the dumbest that. Dumb? How? He "got away with it" and now the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) employ him at Georgetown University in teaching the young how to be public servants at the School of Foreign Service. How can that be?
I wrote the article "Drinking the Koolaid" in 2004. In it, I described how this man and his friends distorted the truth in such a way as to deceive the American people and draw them into war. Feith’s neocon comrades ridiculed the article at the time. It would seem that their criticism was "inappropriate but not illegal," nevertheless, they are clearly the winners in the public discussion of their infamy.
Douglas Feith is now gone from the Pentagon but his spirit marches on there. The "Iraq Project" is reborn with new goals. We now have the "Iran Project." pl