‘Chas the Spaz’ Freeman
I’ve been reading more and more about this Charles Freeman character, Obama’s pick to head the National Intelligence Council. Ugh…what a trainwreck this administration is turning out to be.
Case in point: Gateway Pundit yesterday reported that Freeman is a big fan of the “very successful” Saudi program to rehabilitate jihadists.
The problem is… The program is not successful– It is a massive failure.
At least 11 grads from the jihadist rehabilitation school are back on the Saudi most wanted list.
The American Thinker has worse news:
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 group’s 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 organization responsible for this vicious and biased journal, 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 to the President in terms of good intelligence. Therefore it is reasonable to predict Freeman’s handling of the NIC job by looking at his work as President of MPEC and the journal that 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 Freeman is not qualified to be the “editor” of America’s intelligence.
Read on for the vicious and distorted polemics.
While one can certainly disagree with other views of the middle-east and its problems, the views expressed by the Chas Freeman led MEPC are not within even the broadest mainstream currents of U.S. thinking on the region. It is not merely that the think tank is anti-Israel; the viciousness and contempt of its views, and the openness of MEPC’s bias, make the appointment of Freeman to “edit” the intelligence information of the United States a very disturbing matter.
Moonbattery has more, including Freeman’s disturbing views on China, and Iraq.
None of this is surprising to those of us who did our homework before the election, but it’s horrifying nonetheless.