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Pentagon-insider Douglas Feith assures Americans that Iraq Invasion was not retaliation for 9/11

Original post made by Dr. Ferragamo, Stanford, on Apr 3, 2008

"What we did after 9/11 was look broadly at the international terrorist network from which the next attack on the United States would come," says Feith, the No. 3 person in the Pentagon’s hierarchy from 2001 to 2005. "Our main goal was not merely retaliation for the 9/11 attack, it was preventing the next attack," he says. Pressed by Kroft on the importance of getting the 9/11 plotters, Feith responds that getting them was important, but "it was also important to go after the broader network … and prevent whatever plans there were for following attacks,"

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 4, 2008 at 9:30 am

Is this the Douglas Feith that General Tommy Franks called the "dumbest [expletive redacted] guy on the planet"?

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Posted by Dr. Ferragamo
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 4, 2008 at 11:54 am

Yessir, that's Feith all right, and it's all over the internet: Web Link

You might find this recounting of a job interview with Feith to be interesting, too:

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At a recent forum, career U.S. intelligence officer Patrick Lang recounted a job interview he had with neocon war architect Douglas Feith. Lang, who had previously run the Pentagon’s world-wide spying operations, “was put forward as somebody who would be good at running the Pentagon’s office of special operations and low-intensity warfare, i.e., counterinsurgency.” So he was interviewed by Feith:

“He was sitting there munching a sandwich while he was talking to me,” Lang recalled, “which I thought was remarkable in itself, but he also had these briefing papers — they always had briefing papers, you know — about me.

“He’s looking at this stuff, and he says, ‘I’ve heard of you. I heard of you.’

“He says, ‘Is it really true that you really know the Arabs this well, and that you speak Arabic this well? Is that really true? Is that really true?’

“And I said, ‘Yeah, that’s really true.’

“That’s too bad,” Feith said.

The audience howled.

“That was the end of the interview,” Lang said. “I’m not quite sure what he meant, but you can work it out.”

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Posted by Marty Cohen
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm

It is truly amazing that Feith and the other war criminals dismiss the Iraq invasion as an innocent mistake blaming faulty CIA intelligence! His book is a vain effort to CHA and distort history. Feith and other pro-Israeli extremists in the Bush administration and the Israeli AIPAC lobby are responsible for launching the Iraq war. Iraq posed no threat to the US and its tragic that our men and women and millions of Iraqis have perished to advance Israel's interests. Israel was the only country in the world whose people vigorously supported the war. See 'Israel and the Iraq War' commencing page 233 'The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy by Professor Mearsheimer and Professor Walt.

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 8, 2008 at 10:16 am

The technical term is CYA.

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