Seriously, I’m asking. Is there a crap decision made by this administration that doesn’t have Doug Feith’s fingerprints all over it?
A Bush administration proposal to fold a civilian office tasked with oversight of the Pentagon’s special-operations forces could face stiff resistance in Congress.
Sources tell The Hill that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is considering a proposal to eliminate the office of the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict (ASD SO/LIC) and spreading its responsibilities across other Pentagon offices.
The proposal comes from Ryan Henry, the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, according to a source familiar with the plan.
It is not the first time such a proposal has been floated. In 2001, then-Defense Undersecretary for Policy Doug Feith tried to disenfranchise the position. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner (R-Va.) thwarted Feith’s proposal and could play a role in killing the Pentagon’s recycled proposal.
Emphasis mine. Never fails to amaze me. Look at a bad idea, and five’ll get you ten his name pops up. I fear for Georgetown. If I was a member of the faculty there, I wouldn’t let this man order lunch.