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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

RyanM Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:27 AM
Yes, being accused of being an "antisemite" by the smearbund. Coming from this gang of liars Buchanan and Hagel can wear this accusation as a badge of honor.
Illbay Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 5:01 PM
Oh, cool, you used "-bund," which is of course a GERMAN word, because nothing deflects Nazi sympathy like using Nazi-ish words to heap scorn on your accusers.

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."