Wednesday, September 08, 2004


Too Bad

"Douglas Feith...didn't want competence; he wanted fervor. Col. Pat Lang, a Middle East expert who served under five presidents, Republican and Democratic, in key posts in military intelligence, recalls being considered for a job at the Pentagon. During the job interview, Feith scanned Lang's impressive resume. "I see you speak Arabic," Feith said. When Lang nodded, Feith said, "Too bad," and dismissed him."

(Whole article in Rolling Stone)

I don't have any comment on this (is any really necessary?). Just a good excuse to remind or exhort anyone coming across this blog to keep up with Laura Rozen's excellent coverage of our fabulous Pentagon over at War and Piece.

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