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Chas Freeman Out

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Chas Freeman is withdrawing himself from consideration for the National Intelligence Council job. Chinese human rights activists everywhere are now high-fiving.


Chuck Schumer sends out a statement claiming credit for the Freeman firing and citing Schumer’s principled stake in academic IR disputes as the crux of the matter:

“Charles Freeman was the wrong guy for this position. His statements against Israel were way over the top and severely out of step with the administration. I repeatedly urged the White House to reject him, and I am glad they did the right thing.”

I assume Freeman’s meeting with Intelligence Committee members actually carried more weight than anything Schumer said, but Schumer likes to take credit for stuff.


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