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Richard Perle resigns the Defense Policy Board chairmanship.
March 28, 2003 8:20 AM   Subscribe

Richard Perle resigns the Defense Policy Board chairmanship. Richard Perle, after being accused of profiteering and conflict of interest, has resigned as chairman of the Defense Policy Board. Was this the real reason he resigned, or is the administration distancing itself from Perle due to his claims the Iraqis would be "dancing in the streets" after a US invasion, his links to an advocate for invading Saudi Arabia, or perhaps his call in the British press to get rid of the UN?
Don't start missing him yet, however. Perle will still remain on the Defense Policy board at Donald Rumsfeld's request.
posted by insomnia_lj (5 comments total)

 
It's about time.
posted by goethean at 8:50 AM on March 28, 2003


this administration seems to operate under the assumption that it can patriotically gloss over any number of policy wonks whacks until a certain plebeian outrage is fomented, at which point a token and ceremonial sacrifice is made. perle is doubtless still in the scene. he's just outside the camera's viewfinder now.
posted by donkeyschlong at 9:04 AM on March 28, 2003


(with apologies to Ben Kennobi for this analogy) does anyone recall Ben Kennobi's line to Darth Vader as he's about to be light-sabred, along the lines of 'When you strike me down my powers will increase beyond anything you can imagine...'?
posted by skellum at 11:47 AM on March 28, 2003


'When you strike me down my powers will increase beyond anything you can imagine...'?

hopefully that only works for the good guys....
posted by th3ph17 at 12:33 PM on March 28, 2003


It's evident that Perle has already attained levels of undead-voodoo-zombie-lich-kingness that mortals can only dream of. Will the administration be able to conceal his 12 foot long tail and imp familiar for much longer?
posted by euphorb at 2:33 PM on March 28, 2003


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