Zelikow Out

Another cog gone from the wheels of the war machine:


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s most senior adviser on Iraq is leaving the State Department to return to his teaching job.

Philip D. Zelikow is the best-known member of Rice’s academic brain trust at the State Department, and the author of sometimes contrarian appraisals of the Iraq conflict and reconstruction effort. He holds the title counselor, a sort of adviser without portfolio.


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When Zelikow returned, according to the Bob Woodward book “State of Denial,” he wrote a secret memo characterizing Iraq as “a failed state” two years after the U.S.-led invasion. In September 2005, he wrote a memo estimating a 70 percent chance of success in achieving a stable, democratic Iraq, and what he called a “significant risk” of “catastrophic failure,” the book said.


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3 thoughts on “Zelikow Out

  1. I suppose this is to be expected when you sing in Shrub’s choir using the wrong hymnal.

  2. Philip D. Zelikow is the best-known member of Rice’s academic brain trust…
    “Goofy is the most dignified Disney character…”
    “Spam is the tastiest compressed pork product..”

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