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Straight Talk on US/Israeli Relations

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Freeman is former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He's one of five Committee for the Republic co-sponsors. It calls itself:

"Ad hoc group with the designated mission of analyzing the role of the United States as an imperial power and the consequences associated with empire in general."

Its manifesto warns of dangers associated with seeking empire. It's "a work in progress," it says. Its goal is clear. It's about educating Americans about what's at stake. It says:

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"The American Revolution was a nationalist revolt against the British Empire."

"Our country was born as a defiant rejection of the legitimacy of imperialism." The "inevitable cost of empire" is too much to bear.

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"Domestic liberty is the first casualty of adventurist foreign policy."

"To justify the high cost of maintaining rule over foreign territories and peoples, leaders are left with no choice but to deceive the people."

Freeman is very much right-of-center. He was Clinton's Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Earlier he was Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

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He's past Middle East Policy Council president. He co-chaired the US China Policy Foundation. He held numerous other public and private positions.

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