In this mornings comments on the post about my frustrations,
skaterina said about Kim Kagan "Military Historian" on Cspan this morning..
aha / so the Kagan "military historian" i saw on C-span this morning
is one of The Famous Kagans / wow
More than wow. A Neocon Echo Chamber Daisy Chain.
Kimberley Kagan* is a Military Historian that often speaks about Iraq.
Her husband is Fredrick Kagan, described as principle author of the surge.
His brother is Robert Kagan, another pro-surge advocate, editor at the Weekly Standard who often writes pro-surge Op-Eds at the Washington Post without disclosing his family ties.
Donald Kagan, who is also a neoconservative intellectual is their father.
I tried getting thru to Cspan this morning about it, but couldn't. My guess is none of the above info was disclosed. Especially the asterisk. (I wasn't paying attention. Her speaking style and speech is awful)
Read Glenn Greenwalds definitive column about this, wherein he is backed up by Andrew Sullivan.
Sounds familiar eh?
Apparently, the Kagan family has locked up a "surge" monopoly:
Fred designed it, they sold it to the President, and the whole family is now held up by our media outlets --
such as The Washington Post and Weekly Standard --
as the experts to whom we should turn in order to learn if the "surge" is or isn't working.
They'll be honest and tell us.
* Kimberly Kagan is listed as one of the participants in her husband's research team that came up with the surge in the first place.