Chas Freeman, Before and After 9/11
11:21 AM, Mar 7, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Martin Kramer quotes Chas Freeman, in 1998, explaining al Qaeda's rationale for violence:
And then he quotes Freeman on the same subject in 2004:
Kramer explains, "the difference between them is 9/11, when it became the Saudi line to point to Israel's conflict with the Palestinians as the "root cause" of the September 11 attacks....if the National Intelligence Council and its products are to earn the respect of the American people, the NIC director cannot be suspected of ever having deliberately twisted the truth into something else for our consumption, especially on a crucial issue of national security and at the behest of foreign interests."
Another Freeman quote Kramer digs up: "What 9/11 showed is that if we bomb people, they bomb back." Is that the kind of analysis that Freeman will bring to the National Intelligence Council? And who did we bomb to deserve that lesson?
Read Kramer's excellent post here.