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Hagel Proves Obama Won't Stop Iran

TelePrompterLess Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 7:28 AM
What the Hagel nomination should demonstrate to every American is the utter contempt that Obama has for America. Obama loves Muslims, and therefore will do nothing to stop Iran.
absinthe48 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 8:08 AM
Why is it our job "to stop Iran"? Sunni Arabs have a more immediate stake in the matter, and they are sitting on piles of cash, not to mention an enormous arsenal of western-supplied weapons. I suspect that Hagel is simply the latest midwesterner to emerge from a long line of "isolationists," more concerned about America's national interest than shills for foreign governments. If African-American bloc-voters epitomize the "low-information" voting bloc, American Jewish voters personify the "high-information" end. Jews voted overwhelmingly for Obama again in 2012, so I don't think that Obama will do anything to imperil Israel's security. He would not have won the Jewish vote if they were worried.

Does it matter that a nominee for secretary of defense doesn't particularly care for American power?

Speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2007, Sen. Chuck Hagel revealed the kind of prejudices regarding American military strength most frequently found in the pages of the Nation magazine or among protesters at Occupy rallies. Distancing himself from Republicans he regarded as too bellicose, Hagel said, "Rather than acting like a nation riddled with the insecurities of a schoolyard bully, we ought to carry ourselves with the confidence that should come from the dignity of our heritage, the experience of our...