Thursday, May 12, 2005

Feith Interview

Some of you may have read the Goldberg article in the New Yorker discussing his interview with Douglas Feith.

It is not a very hard hitting peice. But, this review of this article in Counterpunch by Gary Leupp does a good job of filling in the gaps. The article provides more background informatoin, and exposes Feith for the paranoid personality that he is.


In Feith's fevered, confused mind, war on Iraq---a Third World country that never attacked the U.S.---is the moral equivalent to the U.S.'s response to Pearl Harbor, to resistance to Nazism. It's an "answer to the Holocaust," in which for all I know he may genuinely feel that Iraqis were somehow deeply implicated. What should it matter to such a mind that 1600 Americans and up to 100,000 Iraqis have died in a war based on lies---lies that he himself as a main operative of the (still not investigated) "Office of Special Plans" systematically collected and foisted on the public to justify?


I also like:

Individual neocons themselves have conceded, with the smug casualness of those who think they're immune from judgment, that this was the case. Paul Wolfowitz told Vanity Fair in May 2003 that, "For bureaucratic reasons [the administration] settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction," as the justification for war on Iraq, "because it was the one reason everyone could agree on."

It was all just a pretext. And sadly they do seem to be immune from judgement.

See the rest here