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Monday, November 16, 2009
Aaron Klein Still Smearing Chas Freeman
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Chas Freeman withdrew his nomination to serve on the National Intelligence Council months ago, yet Aaron Klein can't stop smearing him.

Klein's Nov. 15 WorldNetDaily article repeats the false suggestion that Freeman is linked to Osama bin Laden because "he has financial ties to the infamous bin Laden family," failing to note that, as we have detailed, Osama bin Laden is not linked to the family business interests and that the bin Laden family member heading those business interests renounced Osama in 1994.

Klein also repeated a claim that "Freeman once peddled a Saudi-funded book to U.S. public schools that falsely claims Muslims inhabited North America far before European explorers." But as we noted, all Klein has offered in the way of evidence is that the organization Fredman heads, the Middle East Policy Council, once promoted it -- not Freeman personally, as he claims.

The ostensible news peg for Klein's article (read: excuse to rehash false smears) is that Freeman said in a recent speech that "Israel has long assassinated peace-loving Palestinian leaders." Klein offers no evidence to contradict Freeman. Klein also acquiesces to the Israeli government line by referring to Israel's "alleged nuclear weapons program," even though its existence is not in dispute, Israel's refusal to confirm it notwithstanding.


Posted by Terry K. at 10:19 AM EST

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