More partisan whining

Dan Drezner reports on yet another discouraged expert who thinks the Bush Administration blew it in Iraq. Larry Diamond is such a partisan Democrat that he has left his job with the CPA to go back to being a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Update and Correction

Larry Diamond is indeed an expert, but he’s also a Democrat who has previously expressed a lack of enthusiasm for GWB. Or so a reader who is also a Stanford student reports. Another reader notes that Diamond was an Edwards foreign policy adviser. My bad.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com