Wednesday, March 11, 2009

All It Took

Regarding Chas Freeman's withdrawn nomination to chair the National Intelligence Council, Daniel Larison writes:
For all of the pleasant ideas about a changing political landscape and the rise of alternative voices in the debate over U.S. policy in the Near East, all it took to sink a non-confirmable intelligence appointment who had the full confidence of the Director of National Intelligence was a couple of weeks of public whining by a band of petulant, ill-informed hacks.

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