04/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Joe Klein Defends Chas Freeman Against "Rabid" Jewish Opposition

I've been loathe to join the argument about whether the veteran diplomat Chas Freeman should be hired to lead the National Intelligence Council. I don't know the man, am only vaguely aware of his reputation--very smart but unothodox, a bit too close to the Saudis, a root canal 'realist' whose cold analysis of the Tiananmen uprising suggested that the Chinese government would have been better served to nip the student uprising 'in the bud.'

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