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Doug Feith goes nuclear

Yeah, he did such a heckuva job on Iraq that now he is advising us on nuclear weapons policy. This would be like putting Brownie in charge of the Gulf of Mexico oil cleanup. An Army officer mentioned to me recently that the thing that bothered him most about Feith on Iraq was not the ...

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JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Yeah, he did such a heckuva job on Iraq that now he is advising us on nuclear weapons policy. This would be like putting Brownie in charge of the Gulf of Mexico oil cleanup.

An Army officer mentioned to me recently that the thing that bothered him most about Feith on Iraq was not the policy but rather that Feith only came out to Iraq once or twice. I hadn't heard that before. 

Yeah, he did such a heckuva job on Iraq that now he is advising us on nuclear weapons policy. This would be like putting Brownie in charge of the Gulf of Mexico oil cleanup.

An Army officer mentioned to me recently that the thing that bothered him most about Feith on Iraq was not the policy but rather that Feith only came out to Iraq once or twice. I hadn’t heard that before. 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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