Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chas can't take the heat

Chas Freeman has withdrawn his name from consideration for the post of chairman of the National Intelligence Council, according to Politico. His decision followed a hearing in which Senator Joe Lieberman grilled him on his opposition toward Israel and sympathy toward China.

Freeman's publicly stated views are fair game for a Congressional hearing; you can agree or disagree with him, but they certainly should be a topic for discussion, and I find it hard to imagine that he didn't expect to be challenged. The real scandal is that he was even considered, given his financial links to the Saudis and Chinese.

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