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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

Pete1215 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:17 AM
People seem to be completely blind to the fact that we are 16 trillion dollars in debt. If we are in any more military actions, our taxes need to go up to pay for them. Or cut spending across the board. Whatever the case, we must stop this insane borrowing.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 1:06 PM
Neocons like Bll Krystol pretend they are conservatives but they are the farthest thing from it. They talk about war with other countries like it is a walk in the park. They talk about collateral damage as if it is always justified. They see support for Israel as more important that figuring out our problems here at home. And they would support us sending Israel cash even as we fall into bankruptcy.
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:55 AM
We can no longer afford to borrow money to defend our competitors.
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:30 PM
As if defense spending is causing our deficits....
JustMC Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 1:05 PM
As if what we do with Israel is "defense spending."
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."