'Extremist' Chas Freeman

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By Ben Cohen

AIPAC did an astonishing hit job on Chas Freeman, and have successfully painted the former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia as an anti semitic danger to the U.S government and Israel. Freeman correctly pointed out that U.S support for Israeli atrocities in the Palestinian communities helped foster extreme anti American feeling throughout the Middle East, which helped contribute to 9/11. This was far too reactionary for the political mainstream to handle, and Freeman was unceremoniously booted out of the Obama Administration. Here he is defending himself (via Andrew Sullivan):