Skip to comments.Freeman Affair Reveals Problems for Obama and the Media
Posted on 03/24/2009 9:38:21 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
The recent appointment and ultimate withdrawal of Chas Freeman to head the National Intelligence Council has exposed much that is wrong with President Barack Obamas first months in office, both in terms of policy and vetting, as well as the media coverage surrounding both. Many of Obamas supporters said it was unfair to criticize Obamas associations with people like the unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers and the anti-Semitic preacher of hate, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and called it guilt by association. It is now becoming clearer why those sorts of associations matter.
On February 26, Chas W. Freeman Jr. was named by Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair as the Obama administrations choice to head the Council, which has the job of filtering the intelligence from 16 agencies and presenting it to the President. Though Freeman had been ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, and had clearly seen intelligence reports and provided information for them, he had never actually worked in an intelligence agency, according to reports.
It turned out that the nomination was highly controversial. As pointed out in an article by Eli Lake of the Washington Times, which did the most aggressive reporting on this story of any major newspaper, Freeman has been involved in a number of activities with financial ties to China and Saudi Arabia. There were several issues that might have emerged if the White House had properly vetted Freeman. But a spokesperson for Mr. Blairs office said that Freeman was named without prior White House approval, and without being asked to provide financial documents that are standard for such high level appointments. With this White Houses brief and messy history of vetting ...
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I believe that the media’s loyalities were misplaced and if they want to stay in business, they need to show their fears with our President and his people.....whoever they are. Maybe his blackberry can tell us. I think that is the reason he carries that thing.......so his people can tell him what and what not to say.
No. It was crystal clear all along. They just didn't want to hear it.
“On February 26, Chas W. Freeman Jr. was named by Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair as the Obama administrations choice to head the Council, which has the job of filtering the intelligence from 16 agencies and presenting it to the President.”
Have these two received security clearances and have they had to produce birth certificates?
Don’t forget Soros also.
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