According to the commission, "the author expressed disappointment at the limited options immediately available in Afghanistan and the lack of ground options. The author suggested instead hitting terrorists outside the Middle East in the initial offensive, perhaps deliberately selecting a non-al Qaeda target like Iraq. Since U.S. attacks were expected in Afghanistan, an American attack in South America or Southeast Asia might be a surprise to the terrorists." If Feith really wrote such a memo, how is it possible that he is still in his job?
We'd been attacked by al-Qaeda, and this guy wanted us to surprise the enemy by attacking a non-al-Qaeda target? In South America??? Was Doug Feith sitting there with a random-number generator and a digitized map of the world? I guess that would explain how we got into the whole Iraq mess.