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Chuck Hagel Assures US Troops That He Has No Idea What He’s Doing

By   The Anti SemiteIf Biden decides to run for president in 2016, it is my earnest hope that he picks Hagel to be his VP. The sight of them together on the campaign trail will surely be an inspiration to us all.

During a Southeast Asia visit, Hagel assures American soldiers that he has no idea if the sanctions are good for anything, only to then assure them that the sanctions are working. If Hagel has no idea whether the sanctions will work, then what is his basis for saying that they are working? In what sense are they working if Iran continues moving toward a nuclear weapon?


To paper over this confusing ambiguity, Hagel assures them that we have time. Actually the Iranians have time and they don’t need that much more of it.


Iran: Giddy Over Prospect of Chuck Hagel Nomination

By /On December 18, Press TV, Iran’s official government propaganda outlet featured a miscreant who attempted to tie the Sandy Hook massacre to “Jewish owned Hollywood” and “Israeli hit squads.” This type of “journalism” is quite the norm for Press TV. It routinely features outrageous programming that aims to denigrate “enemies of the state,” with special emphasis on Jews and Israel.

It therefore comes as no surprise that Press TV was downright giddy when reporting about the prospect of Chuck Hagel becoming one of the most powerful men in the White House. The article featured Hagel’s lengthy anti-Israel record and this presumably sits well with Iran’s fascist Mullah theocrats.

The Talkbacks were even more enlightening with each one vying for more “likes” by stoking the flames of hate. One stood out as particularly revealing. A Talkbacker going by the username of “12 imami” (wonder what that could possibly mean) commented, “SLOWLY BUT SURELY….. INSHALLAH!” All in caps, of course.

It scares me when the President’s top Pentagon pick gets raves from Iranians. Iran’s enthusiastic nod of approval likely stems from Hagel’s failure to sign off on bipartisan letters naming Hezbollah and the IRGC terrorist groups. It also stems from his lackadaisical attitude toward Iran’s nuclear arms ambitions as well as his association with an assortment of past anti-Israel actions and rhetoric.

Of course Iran wasn’t the only happy camper on the block. Stephen Walt, co-author of “The Israel Lobby,” a thoroughly discredited work of fiction, came out full-court press in favor of Hagel. When it comes to Israel-bashing, Walt rates among the top contenders. His co-authored screed features veiled anti-Semitism and its list of endorsers include bottom feeders such as former KKK leader David Duke and Holocaust denier, Mark Weber

In his blog, Walt cites payback against Prime Minister Netanyahu as a reason to appoint Hagel. That revenge would figure prominently in Walt’s reasoning speaks volumes about what kind of hateful and unsavory character Walt truly is. Walt despises Israel for reasons best known, and what better way to get back at Israel than to appoint as defense chief a former senator who, among all senators, arguably maintained the most viscerally hostile attitude toward Israel.

But Hagel’s hostility did not stop with Israel. It was directed against Jews as well. According to AJC Executive Director David Harris, In 1999 Hagel was the only senator who refused to sign a letter to then Russian President Boris Yeltsin urging action against rising anti-Semitism in that country. That action personifies Hagel but Walt shamefully doesn’t even bother to address it. Who cares about xenophobia? So long as it’s only directed against those troublesome, pesky Jews.

They say you can judge a man by his friends. By logical extension, you can also judge him by his supporters and judging by that standard, Hagel is radioactive.

NO to Senator Chuck Hagel

Consider this:

– In August 2006, Hagel was one of only 12 Senators who refused to write the EU asking them to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization.
– In October 2000, Hagel was one of only 4 Senators who refused to sign a Senate letter in support of Israel.
– In November 2001, Hagel was one of only 11 Senators who refsued to sign a letter urging President Bush not to meet with the late Yassir Arafat until his forces ended the violence against Israel.
– In December 2005, Hagel  was one of only 27 who refused to sign a letter to President Bush to pressure the Palestinian Authroity to ban terrorist groups from participating in Palestinian legislative elections.
– In June 2004, Hagel refused to sign a letter urging President Bush to highlight Iran’s nuclear program at the G-8 summit.
Here’s what the National Review wrote about Hagel’s stance on Israel in 2002:
“There’s nothing Hagel         likes less than talking about right and wrong in the context of foreign         policy. Pro-Israeli groups view him almost uniformly as a problem. “He         doesn’t always cast bad votes, but he always says the wrong thing,”         comments an Israel supporter who watches Congress. An April speech is         a case in point. “We will need a wider lens to grasp the complex         nature and consequences of terrorism,” said Hagel. He went on to         cite a few examples of terrorism: FARC in Colombia, Abu Sayyaf in the         Philippines, and the Palestinian suicide bombers. Then he continued, “Arabs         and Palestinians view the civilian casualties resulting from Israeli military         occupation as terrorism.” He didn’t exactly say he shares this view         — but he also failed to reject it.” 
And here’s what the anti-Israel group, CAIR wrote in praise of Hagel:

“Potential presidential candidates for 2008, like Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Joe Biden and Newt Gingrich, were falling all over themselves to express their support for Israel. The only exception to that rule was Senator Chuck Hagel …” [Council on American-Islamic Relations, 8/28/06]

by National Jewish Democratic Council