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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

jkatz Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:05 PM
2- bisecting the West Bank with settlements- Here he is referring to the lie that E-1 will bisect the West Bank- Leaving the question of the wisdom of Israel's wanting to connect Maleh Adumim the largest Israeli settlement of 40,000 people with the rest of Jerusalem, E1 does not bisect the West Bank. Looking at any map shows this is a lie. The New York Times admitted that when it wrote this it was not true and claimed it was an error. But Buchanan repeats it knowing it is not true.
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."

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