Is Chuck Hagel the right man ?
Posted by: Errol Phillips
Obama to nominate virulently anti-Israel Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary
Ari Lieberman writes in the American Thinker
With the possible exception of former KKK member Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Chuck Hagel is arguably the most hostile anti-Israel U.S. senator ever to serve. His record features a laundry list of anti-Israel actions that include his failure to sign a bipartisan letter to the European Union to add Hezb’allah to its list of terrorist organizations. He was one of only a handful of senators who refused o sign the letter.
But what is perhaps most disconcerting is Hagel’s 2006 pejorative reference to the so-called “Jewish lobby,” conjuring up the old anti-Semitic canard — very popular in the Arab world and among Nazi Conspiracists — of rich, powerful Jews pulling the strings of Washington. Images of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion come to mind, and perhaps this is what Hagel wanted his audience to absorb.
Maybe it’s me – but is this just another slap in the face to Israel to go along with Obama’s total body of work showing disdain for Israel in particular and Jews in general.
What’s your take ?
- PAUL MIRENGOFF: Chuck Hagel’s nomination and the clarity it would bring. “Hagel has no natural c… (pjmedia.com)
- Barack Obama ‘poised to appoint Chuck Hagel as new US defence secretary’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- FLASHBACK: Engel: Hagel Has ‘Endemic Hostility’ Toward Israel (freebeacon.com)
- Chuck Hagel and liberals: what are the priorities? (guardian.co.uk)