Friday, November 18, 2005

Pentagon IG To Look At Feith's Actions

Douglas Feith, a former high-ranking Pentagon official alleged by both Tommy Franks and Lawrence Wilkerson to be the "dumbest man" either had ever met, is going to be the focus of a DOD Inspector General's investigation into pre-war intelligence.

As one of the main proponents of the Iraq war, Feith is believed to have manipulated (or cherry-picked) the available intelligence into the most sinister interpretations possible. When the responsible agencies failed to discover incriminating enough facts about Saddam's weapons, intentions, and possible links to 9-11, Feith went so far as to create his own in-house intelligence shop. His Office of Special Plans (veteran spook types blanched at his use of the words "special" and "plans") was where lukewarm assertions and cold leads were re-heated and cooked to perfection.

The IG's investigation was initiated at the separate requests of Sen. Pat Roberts, the Republican chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and of Sen. Carl Levin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. The review is expected to take at least six months.

Mr. Feith, in the immediate aftermath of the 9-11 attacks, is said by insiders to have proposed a retaliatory attack upon the country of Colombia.

More level-headed policymakers decided upon Afghanistan, the home base of Osama Bin Laden's Al-Qaeda.


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