Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chas Freeman

While we should be pleased with the withdrawal of Chas. Freeman from the Intelligence Board,we should not read too much into it.
This appointment was not made by the White House or even cleared by it before Blair announced it.The candidate was poorly vetted, and between his own remarks on Israel and China,as well as his business affiiliations, he was doomed from the beginning.Although I didn't write about him,I told friends he would not last too long.
However, this has nothing to do with the Obama slant toward Syria,Abbas,Hamas and Iran.Nor does it speak to all the outreach to Gazans with scholarships and funding.It also does not change the 4 warnings from the US to Israel on settlements and Gaza.
We are only beginning,as Bibi puts together his team.,With or without Freeman, it may not be pleasant.