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Doug Feith: Asshat-at-Large

April 29th, 2008 | by Omnipotent Poobah |

Douglas Deith - Asshat-at-LargeIt takes one to know one and George Bush - The Man Who Never Made a MistakeTM - knows a lot of people of like mind and talent.

Unrepentant neocondinista Doug Feith - Bush’s former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Lunacy - left for greener pastures a while back. Unlike his more well-known, greed-head fellow bumblers he decided to write a book rather than hang around at the K-Street Bar and Grille hustling loose change from guys like Jack “the Hat” Abramoff.

Doogie thinks this whole author thing is a sweet gig too. After all, he gets to complain mightily about what a hash everyone else in the Cabal of Crackheads made of Iraq. Like a true Bush acolyte, his new book says in effect, “Hey, don’t look at me. I was the brightest guy in the room and everyone else was too stupid to listen to me.”

However, he wasn’t a total Kool-Aid drinker. He did imply that El Jefe needed to crack down on insubordinate behavior in the pre-Condi State Department. He just said it using his inside the head voice. Otherwise, he’d have been asked to throw himself on his sword to save the Frat Boy from embarrassment - just like the other surreal characters of the Cabal.

His disses are pretty far-ranging. Powell was an insubordinate. Rummy, Armitage, and Bremer screwed up his well-laid, back-of-the-cocktail-napkin plan to plant the seed of freedom in Iraq’s fertile garden. Tennet was a boob who couldn’t come up with valid intelligence if it walked up and bit him on his well-upholstered kiester and the intelligence Feith produced himself was never vetted by everyone else to make sure the Iraqis had buttloads of WMD launch sites instead of piles of fireworks Saddam was keeping to celebrate his birthday.

Feith’s colleagues didn’t have nice things to say about him either. Tommy Franks said he was “the dumbest *%$# on the planet” and Tennet praised his work as “total crap”. Jay Garner - who held Bremer’s Iraq Uberlord post for about 3 days - learned enough in his whirlwind tenure to pronounce Feith “incredibly dangerous”. You can’t sneak anything past Ol’ Jay, the crafty bastard.

Of course, Feith seals the deal for his Blame-o-Thon with a classic Bushonian statement. He called their penchant for passing blame on to everyone else the, “I was surrounded by idiots” school of blame shifting. So in the end, I guess this must be the most truthful book anyone has ever written about Iraq. Feith claims he was surrounded by idiots and all the other idiots thought he was an idiot. Let’s review, shall we?

Idiots² + Doug Feith = A big frickin’ mess.

Cross posted at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks!

Yeah, that sounds about right to me.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Doug Feith: Asshat-at-Large”

  2. By rube cretin on Apr 29, 2008 | Reply

    “It’s hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.”
    -Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

  3. By Chris Radulich on Apr 29, 2008 | Reply

    Apparently I stopped reading the Reagan Diaries too soon.

    “A moment I’ve been dreading. George brought his n’er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida ; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I’ll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they’ll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work.”

    From the REAGAN DIARIES——entry dated May 17, 1986.

  4. By Dusty on Apr 29, 2008 | Reply

    Sweet Chris! Even Reagan couldn’t stand the bastard. ;)

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