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The Hagel Pick Telegraphs Weakness

togubin Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 4:45 PM
Even if what you said were true, so what? Are you suggesting that we cut Israel loose, and let a decent country and people fend for itself, simply because the Islamic bullies might give us more slack? Disgusting.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

President Obama’s choice of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for Sec. of Defense is a

dangerous choice that telegraphs weakness toward Iran. In the Senate, Mr. Hagel compiled a worrisome record toward the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism.

It is Iran that backs Hezbollah in Lebanon. We haven’t heard much about the Cedar Revolution in that war-torn country. That’s because Hezbollah murdered the democratic leaders for reform. Iran is behind Hamas in Gaza. Hamas defeated the corrupt regime of Mahmoud Abbas in elections in Gaza that soon degenerated into civil...