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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

michigander4 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 4:01 PM
I hate it when the race card is used. I also hate it when the anti-semite card is used. Playing those cards is the lazy way to knee-cap an opponent when you've run out of legitimate debating points. Hagel is a victim of the anti-semite card being played against him. He should also quit apologizing for saying Jewish lobby instead of Israeli lobby. It's a distinction without a difference.
JustMC Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:25 PM
Another important point to add to this. JUST SUPPOSE Hagel were an anti-Semite. Let's suppose that. Sure, that would tend to make him more likely to support non-interventionist policies that would cut paying and choosing sides with Israel. But the argument to stay out of Israel's affairs, as Israel is a sovereign nation separate from the USA, is correct on its own merits. Non-intervention is both the ethical AND practical solution to the security of the OUR country (which, last I looked, ISN'T Israel).

If a moron says '2+2 = 4' it's still 4. You'd have to be an even bigger idiot (or a charlatan) to claim the idiot's proclamation suddenly meant two plus two equaled five. Or six. Or fire engine.
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."