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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:11 PM
He is NOT labeling the GOP as "the War Party" -- though the shoe would certainly fit. When he refers to "the War Party", he is referring to all of those, of whatever political affiliation, who want war. People like John McCain come to mind, but there are others who are not Republicans.
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."