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March 10, 2009

Breaking: Chas Freeman Out
UPDATE & BUMP

Tapper:

"Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair announced today that Ambassador Charles W. Freeman Jr. has requested that his selection to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council not proceed. Director Blair accepted Ambassador Freemanís decision with regret."

Michelle Malkin provides a few links that show why he was a bad pick.

UPDATE [Gabe]: Freeman has issued a statement about withdrawing his name. He demonstrates unequivocally that he is not the man for the job. Or any other job, really, except perhaps CAIR spokesman:

The libels on me and their easily traceable email trails show conclusively that there is a powerful lobby determined to prevent any view other than its own from being aired, still less to factor in American understanding of trends and events in the Middle East. The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth. The aim of this Lobby is control of the policy process through the exercise of a veto over the appointment of people who dispute the wisdom of its views, the substitution of political correctness for analysis, and the exclusion of any and all options for decision by Americans and our government other than those that it favors.

Shorter Chas: "It was the Joooooooos!"


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