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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

karpe diem Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:47 AM
the reason we need an israel lobby is because we have a president who refuses to acknowledge the danger to the whole world from the moslem regimes in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Libya and others. we need them to make sure americans understand that the president is weak and is unwilling not only to fight the danger from the Jihad let alone recognize it. israel is the first line of defense against this horrible danger. if we do not understand that we will be defenseless against those who wish to destroy the non moslem world.
AmilamtheAmicable Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:09 PM
The Jewish lobby certainly has pros and cons. I don't have an issue with that. However, claiming its bigotry to say such a lobby exists... that's just absurd.

The Senate's "advice and consent" role doesn't require it to rubber-stamp a presidential appointee for secretary of defense who senators believe would weaken America in this increasingly dangerous world.

Notwithstanding former Sen. Chuck Hagel's diminished view of the post -- "I won't be in a policymaking position" -- the secretary of defense is an exceedingly important position and must be filled with someone who understands the complexity and gravity of the threats we face.

In his testimony at his confirmation hearing, Hagel demonstrated a remarkable unwillingness to clarify his past statements, a stunning misapprehension of the identity, intentions and capabilities...