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Is Hagel out of the Mainstream?

RyanM Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 5:29 PM
wqpr, You have plenty of company who agree with you. By the way, my own view is that Israel can decide on who they want to be citizens. Too bad so many Jews here seem to believe the US should allow anyone to come here, whether they are assimilable or not. I find this hypocritical as hell coming from people who demand the US support Israel in all matters, no matter what.
"Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking ... on most issues regarding foreign policy," says GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham. Neocon William Kristol concurs: Hagel is "out on the fringes."

But where, exactly, is the mainstream on foreign policy in 2013?

Since the Bush II years, "the three amigos" -- Sens. Graham, John McCain and Joe Lieberman -- have clamored for new wars.

"We are all Georgians now!" thundered McCain when Vladimir Putin was thrashing the Georgians for attacking South Ossetia.

"Bomb, bomb, bomb -- bomb, bomb Iran," trilled McCain in 2008 in parody of the Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann."...