People From Whom I Would Not Take Advice

Little Dougie Feith, who is still insisting he made George W. Bush a perfectly good war and Bush fucked it up:

This last problem may be on the way to being solved. In 2004, at the
Pentagon’s urging, President George Bush created a new State Department
office for civilian stabilization and reconstruction missions. He
directed that office to create a Civilian Response Corps (CRC) so the
president can mobilize trained civilian volunteers the way he already
can mobilize volunteers for the military reserve. President Barack
Obama is supporting this effort, and the Corps will receive $323
million if Congress approves the budget Mr. Obama submitted last week.

You mean the kind of reconstruction missions you and your pals Wolfowitz and Perle opposed while you were trying to hand the country over to Ahmed Chalabi?

Those?

Historically, when civilians have not been available for such work, it
has fallen to U.S. military personnel. In Afghanistan and Iraq, for
example, American soldiers and Marines have had to organize municipal
governing councils, arrange for basic services (such as electricity),
and manage hospitals. These tasks divert the military from its core
combat-related missions and could be better done by skilled civilians.

Like those Blackwater/KBR/Halliburton fellows!

The answer to that last question may be for Congress to direct the
Pentagon to lend State a number of planners, especially some with
experience in managing the military reserve.

BWAHAHAHAHA. Yes, because the Pentagon planners did such a bang-up job providing for the reconstruction of Iraq after we blowed it all up. Let’s get those guys on the case.

A.

2 thoughts on “People From Whom I Would Not Take Advice

  1. Aaaargh says:

    Athenae,
    Didn’t know if you’d seen this on How the Newspapers Got Kilt:
    http://www.madison.com/tct/column/451736
    (hint: you didn’t do it).
    A

  2. …as is usually the case, Self-Defenestrating Doug intentionally misses the bull’s eye once again:
    “These tasks divert the military from its core combat-related missions and could be better done by skilled civilians.”
    Dating back to World War II, at the very least, military personnel have been tasked with the very role that he claims isn’t a role of the military. Directly in point of fact, a coworker of mine who is a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve just returned from a year-long stint in Iraq working in his military specialty in the “Civil Affairs” field, which is exactly the sort of specialty that deals with an occupied population in order to “organize municipal governing councils, arrange for basic services (such as electricity), and manage hospitals“…
    The problem with neocon shirkers is the lack of adequate consumer product labeling warning the rest of us about their fundamental lack of knowledge about military occupation and the military organization…

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