Of course they used him, the traitorous fool. The damage, however, is done. He gave material aid and support to the enemies of the Constitution. If the gambit succeeds, and MTS passes into law, they will have the unprincipled prostitute Gottlieb to thank for it.
LATER: Of course, as David Codrea details Gottlieb was fiercely attacking David Kopel's analysis -- just before he threw in the towel.