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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

wpqr Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:54 PM
Interesting how supporters of Israel are often accused of being "Israel firsters" who put Israel's interests ahead of the U.S. But with Iran, according to you and Corbett, we're the bad guy and they're the good guy? Iran's murder, directly or indirectly, of hundreds of Americans was entirely justified? That's what you're saying, in effect. I don't care what the United States did over six decades ago under a different administration and we have nothing to apologize for.
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."

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