posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 05:07 PM
Apparently the outspoken Freeman had, however, crossed one of Washington's red lines by virtue of his strong criticism of the U.S.-Israeli
Steve Rosen, a former official of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), began to attack Freeman mercilessly on his blog but it turns
out Steve Rosen has already been indicted by the Department of Justice in an espionage scandal over the transfer of classified information to outside
parties involving a colleague at AIPAC, a former official in Donald Rumsfeld's Pentagon, and an official at the Israeli embassy.
"On March 10th, Freeman bowed out, but not with a whimper. In a letter to friends and colleagues, he launched a defiant, departing counterstrike that
may, in fact, have helped to change the very nature of Washington politics. "The tactics of the Israel lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and
indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an
utter disregard for the truth," wrote Freeman. "The aim of this lobby is control of the policy process through the exercise of a veto over the
appointment of people who dispute the wisdom of its views."
An excellent article revealing the power of the AIPAC lobby in the US and the apparent unwillingness of any executive or representative to stand up to
(visit the link for the full news article)