Obama Caves to Israel Lobby
www.antiwar.com / Ray McGovern
12-Mar-2009 (one comment)

On Tuesday morning Director of National Intelligence, Admiral Dennis Blair, employed the indicative mood in describing the high value that Chas Freeman, his appointee to head the National Intelligence Council (NIC), will bring to the job – "his long experience and inventive mind," for example. By five o'clock in the afternoon, Freeman announced that he had asked that his selection "not proceed."
Not one to mince words, Freeman spelled out the strange set of affairs surrounding the flip-flop and the implications of what had just happened. Borrowing the pointed warning from George Washington's Farewell Address against developing a "passionate attachment" to the strategic goals of another nation, Freeman made it clear that he was withdrawing his "previous acceptance" of Blair's invitation to chair the NIC because of the character assassination of him orchestrated by the Israel Lobby.
The implications? Freeman was clear:
"The outrageous agitation…will be seen by many to raise serious questions about whether the Obama administration will be able to make its own decisions about the Middle East and related issues...[It casts] doubt on its ability to consider, let alone decide what policies might best serve the United States rather than those of a Lobby intent on enforcing the will and interests of a foreign government…
"The aim of this Lobby is control of the policy process through the exercise of... >>>

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Farhad Kashani

shb, Bad news for all you

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Bad news for all you leftists who thought Obama gonna establish a "socialist paradise"!!

We kept trying to let you people know Obama is gonna be touhger on Fascist regimes like your beloved IRI than Bush was.

The old and outdated childish game of accusing everyone who confronts the IRI regime as "Israel lobby agent" is laughable at this point. At some point, you might wanna join the 21st century.