Thick As A Brick

Doug Feith, “the dumbest guy on the planet” (according to General Tommy Franks) rationalizes the War in Iraq in the Wall Street Journal. This is from a memo he wrote to Bush and Rumsfeld in May of 2004.

“There is a widespread misconception that the war’s rationale was the existence of Iraqi WMD stockpiles. This allows critics to say that our failure to find such stockpiles undermines that rationale.”

No wonder Georgetown shitcanned him.

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0 Responses to Thick As A Brick

  1. Tennessee William Shakespeare says:

    As Sylvia Robinson (who sang Love Is Strange and produced The Sugar Hill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight) wrote, “Shame, Shame, Shame”.

  2. Zhirem says:

    *almost completely off-topic*:

    If you never have, get a copy of Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull. It is a 48-minute single, pressed originally as an album (this the break in the middle to switch sides).

    It is episodic, grand, sweeping, operatic in scope (though not in delivery), and a poetic tribute to our times. As relevant today as the day it was written and performed and set to vinyl.

    You owe yourself one listen, and be careful, it will grow on you like a fungus…

    – Zhirem (the closet Jethro Tull fan)

  3. Rachel says:

    Zhirem, who would have guessed?! Jethro Tull!

    My appreciation of Jethro Tull has been unfortunately clouded by some teenage experiences involving excessive alcohol, a camping trip, and an ex-boyfriend, so I shall make no comment on the actual music. But it is, shall we say, emblematic of a particular period in the 1970’s when people had a different set of aesthetics, and a different sense of what was cool. :)

    Needless to say Ian Anderson is infinitely more interesting than John McCain.

    “Really don’t mind if we sit this one out…”

  4. Alex Bowles says:

    Feith got absolutely demolished on Jon Stewart’s show a couple of weeks back. The uncut piece is here:

  5. Zhirem says:

    Rachel: Right On. Loves me some Ian Andersen. Talk about an interesting mind. If you can try to get beyond the teenage issues, I would strongly suggest some of the early to mid-career work of Tull. Heavy Horses. Minstrel in the Gallery. Songs from the Wood. Broadsword and the Beast. All of them fantastic works, and quite rustic in their sound.

    One of the bands that helped shape my appreciation of art, music, philosophy and literature.

    Your mileage may vary, of course.

    – Zhirem

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