Chuck Schumer has basically taken credit but as I reported for the Daily Beast, the Freeman hit was an Israel Lobby job from start to finish, originating on the blog of accused spy and former AIPAC director Steve Rosen,who now works for neocon Daniel Pipes. I will be on Al Jazeera English at 10:15 PM tonight to discuss the resignation. It is not receiving much coverage from the mainstream press — they don’t want to talk about the Lobby? — but it is extraordinarily significant. I consider the withdrawal it the first major setback of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
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