Why Hagel?

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    1. "A friend and admirer of Senator Hagel called the other day to ask whether we’d ever met the nominee to be secretary of defense. We expressed our regrets that we hadn’t. Our friend wanted us to know that Mr. Hagel does not dislike the Jews. We said we were delighted to hear it, but we also tried to convey that the Sun doesn’t care one way or another whether Mr. Hagel likes the Jews. His private views are not what we care about. What we care about is the policy line to which Mr. Hagel would hew.....

    2. We’ve written before about this question of private prejudice. Harry Truman didn’t like the Jews. He didn’t like African Americans or the Chinese or Japanese either. We know this from his private correspondence as a young man. Phew! It contains the coarsest kind of bigotry. Yet Truman became one of the great civil rights presidents and one of the greatest friends of Israel. Once lifted to high office in the Senate, where he served as both a senator and as vice president, and then in the presidency, Truman came to see things in a different light and to surmount his biases.




    3. But we’ve been covering his [Hagel's] antics for years, and where we’ve come out is that he’s just over his head in terms of policy. So he’s emerged as a shill for Israel’s most implacable foes. It doesn't take a genius to comprehend what the mullahs in Iran are going to make of this nomination.


    4. By what deep principles is Senator Hagel guided in his long years of hanging back from anything that could be construed as helpful to the Jewish state or unhelpful to her enemies? He’s made no life’s work of sound money. He’s made no life’s work of constitutional fundamentals. We can’t think of a single over-riding principle in his career, save for an abiding sneer at Israel, in which he seems to take a certain mischievous glee.



    5. President Obama may be a lot of things, but he’s no Reagan. From the more than 140 million Americans over the age of 21, he has gone and selected one of the most worrisome figures for defense. It looks like Mr. Hagel’s anti-Israel record is the very raison d’etre of the nomination.




    6. It looks like the nomination is about the President’s determination to block Israel from going to its own defense against a regime that, in Iran, is preparing, by its own account, an attempt to annihilate the Jewish state."
    Hagel and the Jews - The New York Sun



    What can this say to the 69% or so of Jewish Americans who still voted for Obama?
    Now, he'll be more flexible....and really stick it to them.
     
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    Who would you rather it be?
     
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    I'm going to give that query a lot of consideration, as soon as Obama calls me for advice.

    Meanwhile...what do you think of The Sun's editorial?
     
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    poor chunky

    she needs to cut and paste her opinions because she's incapable of critical thought.
     
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    Hagel will implement Obabble's policy...whatever that is.
     
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    So, you feel perfectly comfortable using other people's words to criticize his choice, but don't feel it's your place to suggest where he could have chosen better?
     
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    It makes Iran happy.
     
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    Which of the words in your post did you invent, or coin?
    I'd sure like to give you due credit.


    Yours is a particularly stupid post.
     
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    Awww, thread not going according to plan?
     
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    chunky suffers from delusions of competence
     

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