But Freeman's real offense (and the president's if he were to appoint him) is that he has questioned the loyalty and patriotism of not only Zionists and other friends of Israel, the great swath of American Jews and their Christian countrymen, who believed that the protection of Zion is at the core of our religious and secular history, from the Pilgrim fathers through Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy. And how has he offended this tradition? By publishing and peddling the unabridged John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, with panegyric and hysteria.Let's see, American was built on liberty, not Zionism; only a few million right-wing Chrisitian nut jobs would destroy the US to protect Israel; Truman was bullied into supporting the creation of Israel and Kennedy may have been assassinated by the Mossad for trying to stop Israel from getting the nuclear bomb.
Let's hope real traitors to the American people like Peretz will STOP driving the American people into the ground with billions of spending on wars that only are good for Israel. On the other hand, a ruined economy is a great way to recruit millions of American (and/or immigrant) soldiers willing to go over and attack and occupy Iran for the safety of Israel.
And they wonder why the secession movement is building - including being joined by many Christian Zionists who - when push comes to shove - are willing to let Israel go scratch if it means their own kids have a future. Just in case Jesus doesn't come back in next two weeks, kill all the noncoverting Jews and establish his kingdom in Israel.
Update: On February 26, 2009 the Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair named Freeman chair of the National Intelligence Council sending this letter praising Freeman to congress. Looks like Obama's starting to show some gumption. More details here.
Update: Three weeks of unrelenting Israel Lobby attacks finally made Freeman decide to throw in the towel - despite the support of his prospective boss, Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair's given in a Senate Hearing under badgering from Israel firster - or spy? -Joe Lieberman. But Freeman used the opportunity to blast the Israel Lobby in the Wall Street Journal. Too bad he didn't quote Marty Peretz' disgusting comments above.
Bottom line: compared to the coming collapse of the economy and the need for cities and states to remove themselves from a defunct federal system, the Israel Lobby is a pimple on the puss pile of American government - assuming Israel doesn't use its Samson Option against Russia of course...