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Hagel Proves Obama Won't Stop Iran

Ken6565 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:29 PM
Hagel's no coward personally. We know that from his combat record. But why is he so kindly disposed toward Iran? That's the question that could have used more exploration.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 5:06 PM
I think what he fears is another United States military occupation in the middle east due to misinformation and exaggerated threats.

Does it matter that a nominee for secretary of defense doesn't particularly care for American power?

Speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2007, Sen. Chuck Hagel revealed the kind of prejudices regarding American military strength most frequently found in the pages of the Nation magazine or among protesters at Occupy rallies. Distancing himself from Republicans he regarded as too bellicose, Hagel said, "Rather than acting like a nation riddled with the insecurities of a schoolyard bully, we ought to carry ourselves with the confidence that should come from the dignity of our heritage, the experience of our...