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Is Hagel out of the Mainstream?

wpqr Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 1:19 PM
You and Herman, like Pavlov's dog. If you read Krauthammer's column, he believes a war with Iran would be understandibly problematic. But Hagel's view to take the military option off the table and unilaterally eliminate sanctions at the same time would be ludicrous. Does he really believe the Mullahs would negotiate in good faith? We might as well just give them the go ahead to build a bomb.
"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."...