Michael F. Scheuer worked for the CIA for 22 years. For six of his last seven years in the CIA his job was to help us get Bin Laden.He lead the Osama bin Laden tracking unit at the Counterterrorist Center(1996 to 1999). Post 9/11 he worked as Special Advisor to the Chief of the bin Laden unit (September 2001 to November 2004). He is currently a News Analyst for CBS News.
Scheuer suffers a bit from Olmert Disease, that is when you fail miserably in your job and then blame everyone else. In Scheuer’s case, Bin Laden is still holed up, roasting marshmallows in some mountain cave eluding the justice that he deserves and bragging how the Great Satan still lost him while Mikey is blaming everyone else in the world for the fact that he crapped out on his responsibilities. One of the people he blames for just about everything bad in America is the Jews and their influence on foriegn policy
Ex-CIA Man Uncovers Jewish Conspiracy!
Remember Michael Scheuer? He’s the former CIA analyst who penned an anonymous book called “Imperial Hubris” attacking the Bush administration’s approach to terrorism. When we last saw him, in November, he was explaining to Tim Russert that American support for Israel is to blame for anti-American terrorism, and that Osama bin Laden is “in many ways . . . an admirable man.” Last week Scheuer turned up as a speaker at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, with Nick Lemann, dean of the Columbia University journalism school, acting as master of ceremonies. Scheuer elaborated on his theory about Israel’s role on fomenting terror:
Questioner: I am Richard Whalen. I’m a writer, and I’m working on a book that’s looking at the preliminaries to World War II, when we last had a debate about whether we should go to war before we were thrust into war. I want to congratulate you on reintroducing some of the fundamental issues and questions that have to be addressed before you go to war in a democratic society. And you have particularly focused on the forbidden subject of whether the United States has any limits with the spoiled child of Western civilization, the state of Israel, which insists upon having its own way, to the extent we must read the Israeli press on the Internet and read [the Israeli newspaper] Haaretz so that we see real criticism of a policy that has gone too far. Now, you have taken some criticism for your approach. I’d like to hear what you feel about this subject. Scheuer: I always have thought that there’s nothing too dangerous to talk about in America, that there shouldn’t be anything. And it happens that Israel is the one thing that seems to be too dangerous to talk about. And I wrote in my book that I congratulate them. It’s probably the most successful covert action program in the history of man to control–the important political debate in a country of 270 million people is an extraordinary accomplishment. I wish our clandestine service could do as well. The point I would make–the point I try to make basically in the book is we just cannot–we can no longer afford to be seen as the dog that’s led by the tail. I’ve tried to be very clear in saying we have an alliance with the Israelis. We have a moral obligation to try to work through this issue, if we can. But I don’t think we can afford to be led around, or at least appear to be led around by them. And I certainly, as an American, find it unbearable to think there’s something in this country you can’t talk about. That’s really my spiel I guess on that, sir. Lemann: Gary? Scheuer: It was interesting to see the sheet suggested ways to review “Imperial Hubris” that came out from AIPAC [the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee]. [Laughter] Questioner: I’m curious–Gary Rosen from Commentary magazine. If you could just elaborate a little bit on the clandestine ways in which Israel and presumably Jews have managed to so control debate over this fundamental foreign policy question. Unknown: All you have to do is look at this landscape of American politics and see how many people who have raised this issue of the Israeli relationship. Scheuer: Well, the clandestine aspect is that, clearly, the ability to influence the Congress–that’s a clandestine activity, a covert activity. You know to some extent, the idea that the Holocaust Museum here in our country is another great ability to somehow make people feel guilty about being the people who did the most to try to end the Holocaust. I find–I just find the whole debate in the United States unbearably restricted with the inability to factually discuss what goes on between our two countries.
So let’s see if we have this straight: The Council on Foreign Relations gives a public forum, hosted by a dean from an Ivy League university, to a guy who expounds crackpot theories about “clandestine” Jewish efforts to control America–including the Holocaust Museum!–and the “debate” is “unbearably restricted”? And let’s remember that Scheuer isn’t just any old nutcase. He is, as Lemann said in his introduction, “the former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit.” The quality of intelligence over at Langley would appear to have been even lower than anyone suspected. (Opinion Journal 2/10/05)
He Missed More Than Bin Laden…. By Donald Meissner FrontPageMagazine.com | July 25, 2007 The establishment media’s favorite terrorism expert in recent years has been Michael Scheuer — and Scheuer’s favorite scapegoats of late have been shadowy, Jewish “Israel-firsters who dominate the American governing elite.” In part, Scheuer’s status in the media is owed to his status as former director of the CIA unit responsible to apprehend Osama bin Laden. In part, this is due to the fact that Scheuer appears to enjoy disparaging his former employer. He recently echoed the Left’s criticism, telling ABC News, “We’ve tried to do Afghanistan on the cheap, and it’s going to cost us domestically in terms of the next attack on the United States.” However, Scheuer’s 2004 critique of U.S. foreign policy Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror, indicts more than President Bush. He blames Jewish “neo-conservatives” and implicates Israel in America’s victimization. “Surely there can be no other historical example of a faraway, theocracy-in-all-but-name of only six million people that ultimately controls the extent and even the occurrence of an important portion of political discourse and national security debate in a country of 270-plus million people that prides itself on religious toleration, separation of church and state, and freedom of speech.” Scheuer’s characterization of Israel as a theocracy is ludicrous — Israel is the only secular democracy in the Middle East, with citizens free to practice any religion, or none at all. At least Scheuer’s predilection is clear: he does not hide his antipathy for the secular Jewish state. On April 9th of this year, in a speech to the Center for Naval Analysis, Scheuer said: “By defining bin Laden and his ilk as would-be Islamist Hitlers, the U.S. citizen Israel-firsters who dominate the American governing elite ensure that those who question the nature and benefit of current U.S.-Israel ties are slandered as pro-Nazi, anti-Semites.” In this case Scheuer, citing no specific evidence, invents a Jewish conspiracy theory. In his world the U.S. political, economic, and military alliance with Israel is a reverse proof that U.S. policy is “dominated” by that interest group. Who are these shadowy dominators, and what is the source of their awesome power? Scheuer has no answers, only insinuation and circular logic. Scheuer publicly defended the innuendo-ridden Walt-Mearsheimer report, which he said “critiqued at length the prolonged, deranging, and clearly negative impact the Israeli lobby has had on the formulation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy.” Not everyone would stand by the ludicrous report. The imprimatur of Harvard University was rescinded from Walt-Mearsheimer. Numerous scholars, including Alan Dershowitz, have documented the report’s errors of fact, omission, inaccurate citations, and lack of adherence to basic scholarly standards regarding sources and interpretation. Also troubling, in 2005, Scheuer remarked to the Council on Foreign Relations that IsraelAmerica “probably the most successful covert-action program in the history of man.” His lone example was the Holocaust Museum in Washington — as though Israel arranged the Holocaust for the purposes of manipulating U.S. foreign policy. Now that you know the consipatorial musings of Scheuer’s imaginative mind, several questions arise: How does a top CIA official develop and espouse views diametrically opposed to U.S. foreign policy since 1948? Is he correct in his assertions? Like other analysts who consider the U.S.-Israel relationship a root cause of Muslim fury — august minds like Jimmy Carter, Pat Buchanan, Mel Gibson, Norman Finkelstein, and David Duke — Scheuer is primed and ready to be called an anti-Semite, so don’t go there. A greater rhetorical faux pas would be to mention the Holocaust, or to reference Munich. There is one sure way former staffers like Scheuer, a self-described “life-long Republican,” enter the limelight and lecture circuit: vehemently criticize the Bush administration, and blame the entire morass on Israel and anonymous, perfidious Jews. That is truly what Scheuer and his ilk intend when they conjure and decry an imaginary pro-Israel hegemony within the United States. Is it possible that a mere six-million beleaguered Jews in Israel, many recent immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Africa and elsewhere, could manipulate the world’s only superpower? How many “Elders of Zion” live among us here in the United States? To paraphrase Natan Sharansky, from his book The Case for Democracy: to demonize, delegitimize, and hold Israel to a double-standard is modern anti-Semitism. To anyone who studies world history and the Hebrew Bible, this prepossession and prejudice remains as old as the Judean hills. The Jews, slaughtered and repeatedly exiled from nations of the Diaspora, are now forced to entertain the mortifying question of their “right to exist” in their sliver of a homeland. The conspiratorial anti-Israelis profoundly misunderstand the meaning of their one correct conclusion: Israel represents the essence of the struggle. The Jews were participants in the Genesis of Western civilization, contribute fully to the blossoming of our advanced culture, and will still exist when the walls come tumbling down. For Scheuer and his cohorts, Jews are hastening its demise. If that’s his best analysis of world history, his analysis of bin Laden may also be suspect.
Scheuer works for CBS, the same company that fired Imus. He is a shining example of the double standard at CBS (which is over 60% by National Amusements a company owned by Sumner Redstone, a Jew). You can say anything you want about Jews, their loyalty to America, using the shoah as a guilt mechanism thats OK. But any other group—your fired. Sumner, as we say in the old country–NU?