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Intelligence Pick Withdraws Name Amid Controversy
FoxNews ^ | 3-10-2009 | James Rosen

Posted on 03/10/2009 4:25:46 PM PDT by Westlander

Chas Freeman, the former ambassador appointed to be the military's top intelligence analyst, has withdrawn his name following complaints from Democratic and Republican lawmakers who said he was too entangled in foreign affairs to handle the job.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhonic; chasfreeman; obama; pick
Yet another.
1 posted on 03/10/2009 4:25:46 PM PDT by Westlander
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To: Westlander

Thank God.

And has anyone else figured out Obama is intentionally picking the WORST people he can find? This guy is determined to destroy this country. I feel it in my gut.


2 posted on 03/10/2009 4:26:48 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Westlander

Many more..
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=Freeman


3 posted on 03/10/2009 4:28:21 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Westlander

too bad panetta won’t do the same.


4 posted on 03/10/2009 4:32:43 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Westlander

I have never seen so many presidential appointee nominees fall by the wayside as with this presidency.

Usually there’s one that will bite the dust, or MAYBE another that withdraws, but nothing like this. It’s really unprecedented.


5 posted on 03/10/2009 4:35:29 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: Westlander

Are we supposed to trust this idiots judgement?


6 posted on 03/10/2009 4:35:55 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: autumnraine

If you think about it, who are good Democrats/liberals that he could pick from?


7 posted on 03/10/2009 4:39:12 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: Westlander
Another victim of the VRWC. He can go on tour with Ayers and Churchill and become The 3 Stooges of Anti America.
8 posted on 03/10/2009 4:39:17 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Westlander

I think he is picking the most liberal person he can, and when they get bounced, the next person doesn’t seem so bad, even though they may be just as far to the left.


9 posted on 03/10/2009 4:46:00 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: KoRn

don’t you mean, unPRESIDENTED?


10 posted on 03/10/2009 5:09:46 PM PDT by Zeppelin
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To: Westlander

Good.


11 posted on 03/10/2009 5:14:07 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: Westlander

The article says:

“Freeman has a formidable resume of foreign policy positions that include U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under George H.W. Bush and assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs — a position that earned him public service awards for his role in creating a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system. Freeman also served as Richard Nixon’s chief translator in China in 1972.”

Maybe the Congressmorons’ objection is that he is too smart.


12 posted on 03/10/2009 5:23:22 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: KoRn
They don't want their careers ruined when the ship sinks - and its already listing pretty good right now.
13 posted on 03/10/2009 5:26:11 PM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: Westlander

and 0bama takes another one in the.................................HA ha!!!

14 posted on 03/10/2009 5:47:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: pleikumud
The problem was this guy hated Israel. Good riddance.
15 posted on 03/10/2009 5:48:58 PM PDT by JRochelle (Don't smoke the Hopium.)
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To: KoRn

What is the withdrawl count now? I’ve lost track.


16 posted on 03/10/2009 5:59:40 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: Westlander
who's doing the vetting? Bugs Bunny? LOL
17 posted on 03/10/2009 6:06:20 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Thank you Lord. We’re winning people, keep the pressure up to keep these jerks out of our government.


18 posted on 03/10/2009 6:11:51 PM PDT by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: Westlander

I could understand all these failed nominees if the pubbies were in charge of congress, but FGS, Obama has a totally democrat congress and senate and he STILL can’t get it right.


19 posted on 03/10/2009 6:19:47 PM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: Westlander

It’s all about de evil Zionist Masters, is it not, Her Freeman?


20 posted on 03/10/2009 8:54:59 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Westlander

Anti-Semitic Pro-Communist Bastard Yellow Running Dog Alert!


21 posted on 03/10/2009 9:00:49 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you are talking about Zimbabwe money.)
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To: Westlander

Purim Fest 2009!


22 posted on 03/10/2009 10:08:44 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: pleikumud

The rest of the article has other information that puts the quote you cited into question:

“— Freeman’s role as president of the Middle East Policy Council, a think tank they say received funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Fuad A. Rihani, a consultant for the bin Ladin family’s Saudi BinLadin Group, also sits on the group’s board of directors — another trouble spot for Freeman’s critics. And they complained the council did not disclose its donors.

— Freeman’s role on a board for the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation, owned by China, and that company’s reportedly $16 billion agreement with Iran to develop a gas field in the Middle Eastern country.”

Also:

“Also, The Weekly Standard recently posted a 2006 e-mail from Freeman to a listserv in which he said the Chinese government was “overly cautious” in its effort to “intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud” during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.”

He does fit the Obama model of supressing all dissent.


23 posted on 03/10/2009 11:41:02 PM PDT by M1Tanker (Proven Daily: Modern "progressive" liberalism is just National Socialism without the "twisted cross")
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To: autumnraine
And has anyone else figured out Obama is intentionally picking the WORST people he can find?

To make himself look better.

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and all.

24 posted on 03/11/2009 1:39:59 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist behind enemy lines in Boston and Cambridge)
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To: Westlander

“...and another one bites the dust!”

0bama’s hiring policy apparently states “the candidate for said position shall not, within the past 40 years, have accrued experience or basic understanding pertaining to said position. Experience, understanding, forthrightness or patriotism, if detected during the hiring process, will result in automatic disqualification.”


25 posted on 03/11/2009 3:10:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: Darkwolf377
I'm thinking that too, this is too much to be coincidence. it's like he finds someone he wants to jerk around , in the name of "transparency" and he already has the pins set up,

I'm thinking he lured Hillary out of her senate seat and he will dump her the first chance that comes along, probably early next year

26 posted on 03/11/2009 3:47:18 AM PDT by KTM rider (keep thy powder dry, gird thy loins, and brace for the winds of change)
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To: KTM rider

I read last week that HRC misses the private life she’s given up for all this.

I bet this will be a case—a rare one—where a politician really does resign for “family reasons” in that she just wants out of all this. Because if you stop and examine her time in office, she really hasn’t accomplished a lot that any senator hadn’t already accomplished (bringing home the pork).


27 posted on 03/11/2009 3:50:06 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist behind enemy lines in Boston and Cambridge)
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To: M1Tanker

Thanks. Looks like you are right. Freeman is out in left field.


28 posted on 03/11/2009 5:10:22 AM PDT by pleikumud
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