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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:01 PM
Ike knew de Gaulle. He knew de Gaulle would betray us at any opportunity -- just like he did during WWII. Often during the war, the allies had more trouble with de Gaulle than they did with the Hun. As for Budapest, Ike simply was not going to war with the USSR.
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."