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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

Paulus Textor Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:59 PM
I defy you to find a single Buchanan quotation, in decades of public discourse, that is anti-Semitic. It doesn't exist. Now, Pat has often spoken about NOT tying our foreign policy to unquestioning support for Israel. That is NOT antisemitic; it is simply rational. Pat does not want to "withdraw from the world." Rather, he wants to stop being the world's den-mother, intervening constantly in parts of the world that do not threaten us. It's too bad Pat didn't knock out GHW Bush in '92. He would have been a far superior candidate, and a far better president than either Bush or Clinton.
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."

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