Mark Steyn, writing a National Review Online deplores the appointment. Thursday Mr Steyn said:
Re Charles Freeman, a truly dreadful appointment,That seems to express a strong opinion.
Jonah Goldberg, also of the National Review Online also weighed in on Thursday. He doesn't favor Chas either.
Then there is a summary from Richard Fernandez at the The Belmont Club. That is found here.
What to think? Only time will tell. No amount of whining is going to change this appointment. But, the important point, as usual, is that all need to take NIEs with a sense of caution and consideration, no matter who is in charge of the National Intelligence Council or what the subject. Intelligence provides information. Policy makes must make the judgement calls.
From The Volokh Conspiray we have additional comments from David Bernstein, with (as of this time) 36 comments.
Regards -- Cliff