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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

Anonymous908 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 3:36 PM
And I could also agrue that an Iranian Nuclear Weapons program is fantasy that is being blown out of proportion to foster support for another war. And further, I could point to our own CIA and DOD to for my sources. It is still their official position that no such evidence exists that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.
In the fortnight since Chuck Hagel's name was floated for secretary of defense, we have witnessed Washington at its worst.

Who is Chuck Hagel?

Born in North Platte, Neb., he was a squad leader in Vietnam, twice wounded, who came home to work in Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign, was twice elected U.S. senator, and is chairman of the Atlantic Council and co-chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

To The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, however, Hagel is a man "out on the fringes," who has a decade-long record of "hostility to Israel" and is "pro-appeasement-of-Iran."