I just emailed Ronald Neumann, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan who was one of 17 retired diplomats writing to the Wall Street Journal in defense of Chas Freeman, for a reaction to Freeman’s withdrawal as chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Neumann responds:

A loss to the Nation of a highly gifted analyst who would have asked hard questions and presented honestly the view of the combined intelligence community.

Careful, Mr. Ambassador. Freeman’s critics might call you a pedophile next.

Crossposted to The Streak.

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman