Military Planning Credentials of Bush’s “Surge” Architect Equivalent to Belief in

Brian Zick

The AEI's Fred Kagan has been one of the primary advocates and advisers to Bush on the Iraq war "surge" plan. Steve Gilliard is critical of Kagan's total absence of military experience and training, and he's infuriated at military command officers who have sold the lives of their troops down the river by giving Kagan their blessing. TPM Reader PS specifically points to the void in Kagan's resumé of any military planning qualifications, and questions why this hasn't been noted by the press. Atrios has some additional comments.

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