Friday, June 24, 2005

More on Gelb

A commentator referred me to his analysis of Gelb's musings on the new Iraqi army. Gelb may have been focusing more on the fact that this army would be completely useless for its stated function of spelling the Americans, and less on what its specific function against Iran might be. The United States seems to be creating a massive, but completely untrained, Iraqi army. This doesn't make a whole lot of sense no matter how you slice it (particularly when you consider that Bremmer of Baghdad disbanded the old Iraqi army). What would be news is if the Council on Foreign Relations is now 'out of the loop'. Do the Rockefellers not call the shots anymore? If it is just Gelb that is uninformed, it is odd that they continue to allow him to express his rather strong opinions as President Emeritus of the CFR. I can't help but see a neocon-paleocon catfight everywhere I look.