Feith drowned out by facts

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Call it poetic justice. Doug Feith’s book, a fierce defense of the decision to invade Iraq by one of the war’s chief architects, came out yesterday. Right in the middle of testimony by Crocker and Petraeus that troops can’t be pulled because security in Iraq remains fragile and reversible. Not the most ...

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Call it poetic justice. Doug Feith's book, a fierce defense of the decision to invade Iraq by one of the war's chief architects, came out yesterday. Right in the middle of testimony by Crocker and Petraeus that troops can't be pulled because security in Iraq remains fragile and reversible. Not the most ideal publishing circumstances. We'll watch where he goes on Amazon's sales rank.

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Call it poetic justice. Doug Feith’s book, a fierce defense of the decision to invade Iraq by one of the war’s chief architects, came out yesterday. Right in the middle of testimony by Crocker and Petraeus that troops can’t be pulled because security in Iraq remains fragile and reversible. Not the most ideal publishing circumstances. We’ll watch where he goes on Amazon’s sales rank.

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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