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The Hagel Pick Telegraphs Weakness

HermanBB Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 5:09 PM
To togubin I think the Islamic world sees how much farther advanced the Christian world is than they are so they start looking for an excuse. The military support the U.S. gives Israel which they use to brutalize their neighbors gives the Islamic world something tangible to support their anger and resentment.

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...