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The Critique of Hagel
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 12/6/2012 11:18:18 AM

Democrats and Republicans are expressing opposition to President Barack Obama’s possible selection of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R., Nebr.) as the next secretary of defense. Hagel, who is reported to be on Obama’s shortlist to head the Pentagon, has long raised red flags on Capitol Hill for his controversial foreign policy views, which include sharp criticism of Israel, supporting the elimination of America’s nuclear arsenal, and pushing for direct unconditional talks with Iran. Hagel’s foreign policy views placed him in the minority of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during his 12 years in the Senate.

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This is not good. Super-lefty-anti-Israel-republican. The alternatives, however, are not good either.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/6/2012 11:37:28 AM     (No. 9051700)

Hagel is another Petraeus in that both of their wives received high paying jobs from Obama. Like the fallen general, Chuck sold out for the Obama stash.

Same with WaPo´s Ruth Marcus, whose husband is a well paid federal agency commissioner. Ruth just loves Obama.

With apologies to Lord Acton: Money corrupts. And Obama money corrupts absolutely.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: melanie, 12/6/2012 12:31:47 PM     (No. 9051900)

Hagel is so dumb he could talk to Patty Murray for hours and not get bored. Bad move for defense. He´s a vet, and thanks for that, but every vet isn´t a genius or qualified to lead DOD.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: aasilver, 12/6/2012 12:31:51 PM     (No. 9051901)

"his controversial foreign policy views, which include sharp criticism of Israel, supporting the elimination of America’s nuclear arsenal, and pushing for direct unconditional talks with Iran. "

Sounds like a perfect Obama choice.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Yephora, 12/6/2012 12:39:41 PM     (No. 9051917)

...sharp criticism of Israel...
Stop right there.

"Valerie, I think we´ve found our man."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/6/2012 12:47:22 PM     (No. 9051942)

Obama is going to appoint someone like himself: a fool. So why bother wringing our hands over Hagel. He meets the criteria.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/6/2012 5:08:29 PM     (No. 9052357)

#1 is one hundred percent right.

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