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The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

A Stupidest Men Alive Nomination for National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley

The spirit of Groucho Marx writes:

Whatever It Is, I'm Against It: Cut and run is not his cup of tea: Hadley blamed the current dismal security situation on Saddam Hussein's army for losing to us so quickly:

You know, Tim, people forget that, that we had hoped to have 150,000 to 200,000 Iraqi army forces to help in the security proposition, and those forces melted away at the close of the war.

Well that was just plain naughty of them. Now, even ignoring that Bremer dissolved the unmelted parts of the Iraqi army, is Hadley really suggesting that the plan was to defeat the Iraqi army and then the very next day put it to work under our command?

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