The Man General Franks called "The dumbest guy on the face of the planet"

Douglas Feith Tells 60 Minutes Attack On Iraq Was Anticipatory Self-Defense; Not 9/11 Retaliation

Updated July 7, 2008 | CBS 60 Minutes

Feith says there have been lots of errors in judgment, but not by him. He is generous in his criticism of Secretary of State Colin Powell, CIA Director George Tenet and General Tommy Franks. And they have returned the favor, plus interest.

"General Franks basically [called you], the dumbest guy on the face of the planet. Former CIA Director George Tenet called your intelligence evaluations 'total crap.' This isn't normal Washington discourse," says Kroft.

"I agree. And some people, when they deal with controversy, political issues, use harsh language," says Feith. "And I - I don't think it's a great thing."

When ask why he thinks this vitriolic language was directed at him, Feith responds, “You'd have to ask them.”

Some of them have already answered that question in books of their own or with quotes in the books of others, portraying Feith as a bureaucratic bully hell-bent on war. The most frequent and damaging charge has been that Feith used his Pentagon office to produce alternative intelligence reports that linked Saddam to al-Qaeda and then passed them on to the White House. Some of it, like a report that 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague, has been widely discredited. An investigation by the Pentagon’s inspector general called Feith’s activities “inappropriate,” but not illegal or unauthorized.

When Kroft asks Feith if he agrees the report was a rebuke, he answers, "Yes.” He goes on saying, “I think it was an unfounded rebuke. An ill founded rebuke.”

Is Feith happy with the way things have played out in Iraq?

"I don't think anybody can be happy," he says. "We've, we've, we've had terrible losses. We have the Americans who have lost their lives, and Iraqis who have lost their lives. Our coalition partners. It’s been a costly war."

Kroft asks a final question, “Knowing what you know now, do you still think this was the right thing to do?”

"I think the president made the right decision given what he knew. And given what we all knew," says Feith. "And to tell you the truth, even given what we've learned since."

In his memoir, Feith doesn’t dwell on the terrible human cost of the war, but he clearly has been moved by it. He has donated all his proceeds to a foundation he has created to benefit veterans and their families.

"We've had terrible losses"

"We've had terrible losses" but Doug is still smug with a silk suit paid for by us.
HAARP could be turning these guys into Manchurian candidates.


"Anticipatory Self-Defence"

...Clearly built on nothing but the most sound of logical foundations.

"You know, my neighbor, Bob, has been taking an awful lot of martial arts classes lately. I think I better go get my 12 gauge and blow him away, just to be on the safe side."

Not to mention, that if the world fully embraces the concept of "Anticipatory Self-Defence" as an acceptable practice, who becomes the No. 1 candidate for a pre-emptive spanking? What nation poses the greatest potential threat to the "global community"?

Fucking idiocy...

Feith knows how absurd his ideas are, and he laughs himself to sleep every night knowing that there are so many out there who fall for that shit.

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