A small victory. Background on Freeman here.
“Embattled top US intel pick Freeman withdraws: official,” from AFP, March 10 (thanks to Patrick Poole):
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2009 (AFP) — A veteran US diplomat and vocal Israel critic, Charles Freeman, has withdrawn from contention for a top US intelligence post, US intelligence director Dennis Blair announced Tuesday.
Freeman “has requested that his selection to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council not proceed. Director Blair accepted Ambassador Freeman’s decision with regret,” Blair’s office said in a statement.