Mr. Freeman’s judgment may be tainted because of a desire to stay in the good graces of the House of Saud for his postNIC career. As long as we are fighting a global war on Islamic terrorism, Mr. Freeman’s judgment as a de facto employee of the Saudi gove
resource for American teachers called “Arab World Studies Notebook.” This notebook includes bizarre historical anomalies, such as that Muslims inhabited the New World in pre-Columbian times, and English explorers met “Iroquois and Algonquin chiefs with names like Abdul-Rahim and Abdallah Ibn Malik.” icy in the region, including a strategy of “buying off Fatah and starving Hamas” that is “an Israeli plan that Washington has had to accept” (fall 2007 issue). Mr. Freeman’s willingness to push these extreme positions for financial reward is troubling.
The chairman of the National Intelligence Council serves ing a global war on Islamic terrorism, Mr. Freeman’s judgment as a de facto employee of the Saudi government should trouble citizens and supporters of the United States.
The Obama administration should also find it trouling. The new president has pledged to run a transparent operation.