President Hussein continues to build his henchman cabinet. His latest pick for top U.S. Intel Chief says: Terrorists Hate U.S. Because of Israel.
The list of Jew haters in key places grows daily.
Freeman also is a strong advocate of talking to Hamas, which he calls "is the only democratically elected government in the Arab world." In his speech, Freeman said that "Hamas is showing that if we offer it nothing but unreasoning hostility and condemnation, it will only stiffen its position and seek allies among our enemies. In both cases, we forfeit our influence for no gain." Israel must be pressured to accept the American point of view, which does not coincide with Israel's. "We must talk with all parties, whatever we think of them or their means of struggle. Refusal to reason with those whose actions threaten injury to oneself, one's friends, and one's interests is foolish, feckless, and self-defeating. That is why we it is past time for an active and honest discussion with both Israel and the government Palestinians have elected, which – in an irony that escapes few abroad – is the only democratically elected government in the Arab world."
The name Chas Freeman Jr. has been "floated" in the media as President
Obama's selection for Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, the
intelligence community's primary big-think shop and the lead U.S. governmental
body in producing national intelligence estimates.
For the last dozen years, Freeman, the former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been President of the Middle East Policy Council (formally known as the American Arab Affairs Council) a Lobbying group for the Arab World. One of the groups primary functions is to Publish a quarterly journal called Middle East Policy. The Journal is filled with anti-Israel messages that are beyond even the broadest definition of mainstream of U.S. thinking on the region. As the President of the the organization responsible for this Journal, who's viciousness and willing to show bias, the appointment of Freeman as a gatekeeper for U.S. Intelligence is a very disturbing matter.
The Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, is just like the editor of a journal. He must review edit, add context to and decide what to present in terms of good intelligence.
Therefore it is reasonable to predict his handling of the NIC job by his work as President of MPEC and the Journal which is published under his authority, Middle East Policy.
As you are about to see, the vicious and distorted polemics that have passed through his editorial desk prove that that he is not qualified to be the "Editor" of American intelligence.
MIDDLE EAST POLICY, VOL. XV, NO. 3, FALL 2008 The Editors note perpetuates the anti-Israel slander that the Iraq war was waged for Israel:
In another Editor's note (July 07) IDF is depicted of using Nazi military tactics during the Six-Day-War:
....beginning that the war was an excuse to enlarge the U.S. strategic “footprint” (as neocon William Kristol calls it) on top of the lakes of oil in the Gulf region and make life safer for Irael, starting with the easiest problem case, Iraq. If the governments in the area did not come around, no problem; American troops were there in any case and would protect Israel....In a New York Times op-ed (July 18), Benny Morris put the matter to Bush/Cheney crudely: bomb the suspected sites now or Israel will have to use nuclear weapons on Iran later. Call it extortion, if you will. But perhaps a better term is moral hazard: having been “insured” by the United States, Israel does not have to be cautious or even sensible. The Georgians seem to have learned this lesson too, and without having to pay the high premium that a first-class standing army of lobbyists requires. Anne Joyce August 15, 2008
As regime-change advocates would have it, real peace talks cannot happen first; a deal with Syria involving an exchange of land for peace would cement in place the ruling Baath party of Bashar al-Asad. If he were to regain through negotiations the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since its Blitzkrieg of June 1967, he would be a god to his people, having set right what his father could not. A popular leader is very hard to topple, even in a weak state...