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Hagel Nomination: Iranians Giddy

njjay38 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 7:07 AM
"Senator, before the Sovereign State of Palestine was so rudely invaded and destroyed in 1967, what did you think of its leadership?" "Senator, what aspect of the military behavior of Hamas and Hezbollah disqualifies these organizations from being considered terrorists?"

As the Senate prepares to hold a January 31 confirmation hearing for their former colleague Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense, an alarming paradox has emerged.  Iran – the "Death to America" Islamic regime – is effusive with praise, while a large group of retired U.S. military commanders have "deep concerns" and have taken a highly unusual public position in opposition to Hagel's nomination.  

The Washington Times cites an Iranian source that received the news of Hagel's nomination as "a message of peace from the Obama administration to the Islamic Republic of...