Proof from Calpundit that Richard Perle truly is a few sandwiches short of a full picnic. His inane ideas about warfare and foreign afairs apparently extend all the way back to Afghanistan in the early 1980s.
But how do guys like this end up running the country? How do they manage to stay so influential for so long? Sheer persistence of will, I suppose. Guess that explains the success of more obvious crazies like Fred Phelps, too.