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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

True Conservative! Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:56 PM
Yeah, the actual "war" would be over in a matter of days [see how long it took to defeat Saddam]. If we then don't bother rebuilding Iran, it's over and they're defeated and maybe, just maybe, the lesson will finally be absorbed by the fanatics everywhere?
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."