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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

Seawolf Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:16 AM
Ever see a Jew start a fight? I haven't, but I worked with a holocaust survivor as a young man and any action that will prevent another one is fine by me including nuking Iran or any other towelhead entity. The Jewish people just want to be left alone, the arabs want them dead..easy choice on who you back.
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:01 AM
Who says we have to "back" anybody? The Israelis are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves. What happens over there is none of our business.
SMyles Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:39 AM
goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:39 AM
Supporting and defending an ally is one thing. If Iran launches a war against Israel, we should and will help defend them.

But we cannot allow ourselves to be manipulated into another Middle-Eastern war simply because the government of Israel decides to initiate a pre-emptive strike. The very idea is absurd on its face.

You want our protection, you take it on our terms. Period.

Iran's warhawks are saber-rattlers. Their rhetoric is intended for internal political purposes. They know what would happen if they ever attacked Israel (which they could have already done with chemical weapons - but haven't). They don't want to be bombed into oblivion. They aren't insane.
ROBERT104 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:23 AM
Seawolf........Truly you are part of the pro-Israeli group that would put the entire male graduating class from Peoria on the front lines to fight and die for the State of Israel. I object to that. I object to putting American boots on the ground, American planes in the air or American ships on the seas to defend the State of Israel. Want to send the Jews some tanks, planes or rockets.......ok by me but make them pay for it just like we sell and get paid for weapons transfers to other countries and when I say pay for it I sure as hell don't mean pay for it with American aid.
JustMC Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 1:04 PM
Exactly. And if SEAWOLF wants to support Israel's military, fine. Volunteer. Send them your money. Whatever. But stop pointing guns at the rest of us and demanding that we do the same. Pretty soon people will start pointing guns back at you.
Geronimo1958 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 8:57 AM
You are delusional. Israel is an apartheid, racism state.
RyanM Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:19 AM
Naftali Bennett is a case in point.
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."