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Who Really Sank Chas Freeman
National Review ^ | 3/11/2009 | Greg Pollowitz

Posted on 03/12/2009 6:29:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

Joe Klein of Time is calling it an "assassination" led by a "mob" "composed primarily of Jewish neoconservatives." But then he goes on to quote Senator Schumer and his role in Freeman's departure:

The mob was composed primarily of Jewish neoconservatives—abetted by less than courageous public servants like Senator Chuck Schumer, who has publicly taken credit for the hit. This was his statement:

"Charles Freeman was the wrong guy for this position. His statements against Israel were way over the top and severely out of step with the administration. I repeatedly urged the White House to reject him, and I am glad they did the right thing."

Newsweek, however, is reporting that it was the vetting of Freeman's foreign financial ties that were at issue, along with an objection from Nancy Pelosi:

Chas Freeman, the Obama administration's choice to serve in a key U.S. intelligence post, abruptly withdrew Tuesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and numerous other congressional leaders complained to the White House that he was too closely tied to Saudi and Chinese government interests.(snip)

Maybe Nancy Pelosi is a Jewish neocon now, too? At the very least, we're going to need some sort of org chart as the vast-right-wing-left-wing-Jewish-Catholic-progressive-neocon-conspiracy is getting quite confusing .

(Excerpt) Read more at media.nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhonic; chasfreeman; freeman; israellobby
The DBM spinning is sickening. Anti-Semitism rears its head quickly. Freeman would never have dropped out if Schumer, Pelosi, Albright, etc. had supported him.
1 posted on 03/12/2009 6:29:56 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross
I don't believe we've yet plummed the depths of Schmucky Schumer's appetite for anti-semites. He can tolerate an awful lot.

If this guy had a problem like "taxes" or some other money related questionable practice, Schmucky would have used his anti-semitism as a way to smudge over his own tolerance of it ~ must be an election coming up or something eh.

2 posted on 03/12/2009 6:34:40 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Servant of the Cross

Anti semitism will is what Obama knows. The fact he even nominated this idiot is enough proof he is in the back burka pocket of the “kill all the jews” arabs.

As for Chuck “the schmuck” Schumer, I’ll give him credit for being pretty darn good at bringing down banks and nominees!


3 posted on 03/12/2009 6:42:15 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: muawiyah
He was on the payroll of the Red Chinese, the Saudi and Yemeni governments.
Paying (or not paying) taxes didn't take this guy down.
4 posted on 03/12/2009 6:53:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
As I said "some other money related questionable practice"

Getting paid off by the Chinese, Saudis, and Yemenis ought to suffice.

5 posted on 03/12/2009 6:59:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
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More of the usual suspect, rabid Zionists below. This was a bad appointment for a number of reasons, Israel being the least of them. And most important as evidence of Obama's poor judgement in choosing friends and associates, now extending to choosing the leaders of our nation, as well as his tolerance for bigotry in those around him. Were there any doubt, Freeman established his credentials as a Jew obsessive in the way he departed, ignoring the concerns over Saudi Arabia and China, and blaming it all on the Jews.

March 9, 2009
The Honorable Dennis Blair
Director of National Intelligence
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Washington, DC 20511

Dear Director Blair:

During your nomination process, you indicated your understanding of the importance of clear and accurate intelligence analysis. You explained your understanding of the reasons behind the Iraq WMD intelligence failure and assured Members that one of your goals was to prevent such analytic failures in the future.

You also told the Committee that if nominated your "objective will be to ensure that the analysis produced by the Intelligence Community is objective and free of any political bias, whatever the issue or political climate might be" and said that "President Obama has made it clear ... that he expects independent analysis."

In light of your comments, we were surprised by your decision to appoint Charles Freeman as the next Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC).

The NIC is responsible for providing policymakers with "the best, unvarnished, and unbiased information." Its Chairman leads this effort, is the Intelligence Community's most senior analyst, and is at the forefront of reforming analysis so that mistakes like the Iraq WMD failure are not repeated. Mr. Freeman has a distinguished resume, but his intelligence experience appears to be only as a consumer of intelligence-in other words, using intelligence for policymaking. We are unaware of another instance in which someone without years of intelligence analysis experience has been appointed to this position.

Also concerning-in light of the need for any NIC Chairman to have unquestioned objectivity and an ability to convey the Intelligence Community's judgments in a measured and non-provocative manner-are Mr. Freeman's highly controversial statements about China and Israel. While Mr. Freeman has since made efforts to clarify his remarks, one of the lessons of the 2007 Iran National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) is that an essential quality in leading the NIC is an ability to ensure that NIEs and other NIC products clearly and accurately convey the views of the Intelligence Community when they are published. Once a product is released it is too late to try to clarify the Intelligence Community's judgments.

At a time when the analytic community is continuing to struggle with reforming itself and when U.S. leaders, from the President to Members of Congress, have called for a depoliticization of intelligence, we believe this appointment sends the wrong message. The NIC, as the highest intelligence entity providing top level analysis, must represent the clearest level of analytic expertise, an expertise the rest of the government and the public must be assured is free from policy bias. Given our concerns about Mr. Freeman's lack of experience and uncertainty about his objectivity, we intend to devote even more oversight scrutiny to the activities of the NIC under his leadership.

Sincerely,

Tom Coburn
Christopher S. Bond
Saxby Chambliss
Richard Burr
Orrin G. Hatch
James E. Risch
Olympia J. Snowe

6 posted on 03/12/2009 7:30:42 AM PDT by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The Jews got smart— They did unto him before he did unto Israel


7 posted on 03/12/2009 7:34:46 AM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Chuckie Schumer is a “neoconservative” ?


8 posted on 03/12/2009 7:51:34 AM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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