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Senate Dems Distance Themselves
from Hagel´s ´Jewish Lobby´ Remarks

Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/19/2012 5:12:07 AM

Senate Democrats are questioning a statement made by former Republican senator Chuck Hagel that the “Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people” in Washington. The comment has resurfaced now that Hagel is rumored to be Barack Obama’s top choice to head the Pentagon. He used the term in a 2008 interview. “I know there are some questions about his past comments and I’ll want to talk to him and see what his explanation is,” said Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal. “Yes, it would give rise to question, but there are so many very significant issues and factors to be considered,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 12/19/2012 1:13:43 PM     (No. 9074564)

When you think about it . . . there is no better person to ask Hagel the tough questions than Sen. Blumenthal who is a distinguished war vetern with many badges to prove it - I am sure its just a misunderstanding (on both of their parts . . . Hagel really didn´t make the alleged remarks and Bluemthal really was a was a veteran).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tipover, 12/19/2012 7:31:21 PM     (No. 9075175)

From Wiki: "Blumenthal served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He studied administration. He was discharged honorably six years later, with the rank of sergeant." 1970 to 1976. IOW he was an enlisted clerk in a Reserve unit.

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