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Hagel: Israel is Headed Toward Apartheid?!

oldshortfatboy Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 3:00 AM
"the President is entitled to great deference in his choice of Cabinet secretaries." Why? Isn't he supposed to be working for us, the citizens and taxpayers of the U.S? If so, he should listen to what our elected representatives tell him, not the other way around.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel said Israel is on its way to becoming an apartheid state at a speech at Rutgers in 2010.  Interestingly it was also at Rutgers, in 2007, that Hagel reportedly called the State Department an adjunct of the Israeli foreign ministry -- comments he now disowns and claims no recollection of having made.

But here's the thing: It's interesting that different people keep on reporting having heard similar (anti-Israel) remarks from Hagel.  It's a little bit like when Bill Clinton was running for President in 1992.  All these reports...