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Is Hagel out of the Mainstream?

wpqr Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:32 PM
Why wait? Let's just carpet bomb or drop a few well placed nukes and that will solve the whole problem. This evil cancer will be eliminated once and for all and love and peace will reign throughout the world. Of course, a lot of Palestinians will get killed but nobody cares about them anyway.
"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."...