Skip to comments.Intelligence Pick Withdraws Name Amid Controversy
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Chas Freeman, the former ambassador appointed to be the military's top intelligence analyst, has withdrawn his name following complaints from Democratic and Republican lawmakers who said he was too entangled in foreign affairs to handle the job.
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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.
too bad panetta won’t do the same.
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.
Are we supposed to trust this idiots judgement?
If you think about it, who are good Democrats/liberals that he could pick from?
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.
don’t you mean, unPRESIDENTED?
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.
What is the withdrawl count now? I’ve lost track.
Thank you Lord. We’re winning people, keep the pressure up to keep these jerks out of our government.
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.
It’s all about de evil Zionist Masters, is it not, Her Freeman?
Anti-Semitic Pro-Communist Bastard Yellow Running Dog Alert!
Purim Fest 2009!
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, 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.
To make himself look better.
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and all.
“...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.”
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
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).
Thanks. Looks like you are right. Freeman is out in left field.