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The Hagel Pick Telegraphs Weakness

cchuba Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 11:55 AM
So it has nothing whatsoever with our charter of simultaneously fighting a land war in Asia and Europe and our penchant for invading countries in the middle east in order to spread democracy. With increased technology and a reasonable charter, $630B adjusted for inflation aught to be able to give us a fine navy and air force.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

President Obama’s choice of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for Sec. of Defense is a

dangerous choice that telegraphs weakness toward Iran. In the Senate, Mr. Hagel compiled a worrisome record toward the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism.

It is Iran that backs Hezbollah in Lebanon. We haven’t heard much about the Cedar Revolution in that war-torn country. That’s because Hezbollah murdered the democratic leaders for reform. Iran is behind Hamas in Gaza. Hamas defeated the corrupt regime of Mahmoud Abbas in elections in Gaza that soon degenerated into civil...