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Is Hagel out of the Mainstream?

wpqr Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 12:00 PM
Oldmexicanblog: It is also considered Holy Land to Jews and Christians. And after more than six decades, shouldn't they come to terms with a country that occupies less than a fraction of a percent of the entire Islamic world? And it wasn't placed there by "force". It was created by a UN partition plan, which, if accepted by the Muslims would have solved the conflict peacefully. If you want to look at a country created by force, try reading a history of the United States.
"Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking ... on most issues regarding foreign policy," says GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham. Neocon William Kristol concurs: Hagel is "out on the fringes."

But where, exactly, is the mainstream on foreign policy in 2013?

Since the Bush II years, "the three amigos" -- Sens. Graham, John McCain and Joe Lieberman -- have clamored for new wars.

"We are all Georgians now!" thundered McCain when Vladimir Putin was thrashing the Georgians for attacking South Ossetia.

"Bomb, bomb, bomb -- bomb, bomb Iran," trilled McCain in 2008 in parody of the Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann."...