Israeli Lobby Wins

March 11, 2009

President Obama’s pick for the chair of the National Intelligence Council, Charles Freeman, resigned his post today, saying that the Israeli lobby had slandered his record with accusations that he was employed by Saudi Arabia and China. 

“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,” Freeman said.

“The tactics of the Israel lobby plumb the depths of dishonour and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the wilful 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 favours.”


The question is: Why did he choose to give up in the face of a few mean words? Why doesn’t he stay and fight? After all, far worse things have happened to those who dare to stand up to Israeli bullying. The government could use someone like him. But he chose  to give up.