Unserious

Greg Djerejian rips surger-general Fred Kagan a new one.

Greg Djerejian on Fred Kagan and the other authors of the “surge” plan:

Doesn’t someone need to ask this gaggle of discredited neo-cons at AEI the following: do they support the President’s plan for the so-called “surge,” as it’s currently, specifically envisioned? And, if so, how do they reconcile it with their recent writings? Let me guess, something is better than nothing, right (even if too little, too late)? After all, it’s not their lives on the line.

Don’t hold back, Greg. Tell us what you really think.

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