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Hagel Nomination: Iranians Giddy

BK24 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 2:47 AM
"Sen. Hagel’s support for further cuts to the defense budget." This point is enough reason to oppose his nomination by itself. The reaction of foreigners is irrelevant. I really don't care who's cheering in this country or crying in that one.
Joe 145 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:44 AM
Good point, although whatever makes our enemies unhappy, I am for. (Most of the time, I am not sure if I can find exceptions, but you just never know.)

As the Senate prepares to hold a January 31 confirmation hearing for their former colleague Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense, an alarming paradox has emerged.  Iran – the "Death to America" Islamic regime – is effusive with praise, while a large group of retired U.S. military commanders have "deep concerns" and have taken a highly unusual public position in opposition to Hagel's nomination.  

The Washington Times cites an Iranian source that received the news of Hagel's nomination as "a message of peace from the Obama administration to the Islamic Republic of...