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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

DHE Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:27 AM
I think by "war party," he means Republicans or Democrats who support non-defensive wars. It is not a party in the same sense as run for office, but more in the sense of unofficial like thinking groups of people.
zalo Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:31 AM
But war is usually the most stupid human activity, so there you go.
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."