Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tough Talk About Tough Problems

Chas Freeman, who was President Nixon's translator in Beijing in 1972 and who is reportedly being eyed by President Obama for a top intelligence post, is under fire because of statements such as this, from 2007:

"We wring our hands while sitting on them as the Jewish state continues to seize ever more Arab land for its colonists," he said. "This has convinced most Palestinians that Israel cannot be appeased and is persuading increasing numbers of them that a two-state solution is infeasible ... [K]illing, incarcerating, or otherwise humiliating Arabs and other Muslims who sympathize with Al Qaeda does not defeat the enemy; it aids him."

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