FoxNews has the latest on Chas Freeman’s withdrawing his name from consideration for National Intelligence Council Chairman. Really, I’m glad we’re shut of this one. Not a tax cheat, but far worse: anti-Semite, in the pocket of Saudi Arabia, and pro-Chinese Communists. TNR reports:
But Freeman’s real offense (and the president’s if he were to appoint him) is that he has questioned the loyalty and patriotism of not only Zionists and other friends of Israel, the great swath of American Jews and their Christian countrymen, who believed that the protection of Zion is at the core of our religious and secular history, from the Pilgrim fathers through Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. And how has he offended this tradition? By publishing and peddling the unabridged John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, with panegyric and hysteria. If Freeman believes that this book is the truth he can’t be trusted by anyone, least of all Barack Obama. I can’t believe that Obama wants to appoint someone who is quintessentially an insult to the patriotism of some many of his supporters, me included.
Good riddance. And feel free to sing along.
It’s getting pretty crowded under that bus.
H/T: Michelle Malkin