Obama considering incredibly anti-Israel Hagel for Defense Secretary

The former Nebraska senator and Vietnam veteran is considered the frontrunner to replace Leon Panetta and has been known to strongly criticize Israel and the pro-Israel lobby in the US, even calling support for Israel “madness.”

In 2009 he signed a paper urging President Barack Obama to advance a Hamas-Fatah unity government. Hagel also refused to be included in AIPAC’s statements of support of Israel. In a 2006 interview with veteran diplomat Aharon Miller he claimed that “the Jewish lobby” intimidates many Americans.

He has refused to call on the European Union to name Hezbollah – which has killed more Americans than any terrorist group in the world except al-Qaeda – as a terrorist organization. He condemned Israel for defending itself in the Second Lebanon War and said that Israel was harming America’s “true” close ally, Lebanon.

In his Wall Street Journal column, conservative journalist Bret Stephens wrote, “In 2002, a year in which 457 Israelis were killed in terrorist attacks, Mr. Hagel weighed in with the advice that ‘Israel must take steps to show its commitment to peace.’

“This was two years after Yasser Arafat had been offered a state by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak at Camp David.”

He also opposes any sanctions against Iran and feels they have the right to develop nuclear weapons.

8 responses to “Obama considering incredibly anti-Israel Hagel for Defense Secretary”

  1. Lynne says :

    This is what Obama meant when he confided to the Russian ambassador (caught on open mic) that if he had a second term, he would not be bound by restraints. This and more…
    What is wrong with George Soros? Why is he so vile?

  2. 300yrs in America says :

    Hagel is a rino.he is a libertarian and just as stupid and antisemitic as ron paul.obama wouldnt choose him if he wasnt an idiot.hagel is an embarassment to the republican party thats why he is a top pick.The Lid mentioned that while he was a republican a liberal Jewish group (i cant recall the name @ present)opposed hagel.now that obamahamashiach has anointed him apparently ALL is forgiven and he is a deserving choice.they removed all his indescrete remarks from their web site.obama has washed him clean of all evil with his sacred words.

  3. Mac says :

    Hagel seems to be sinking quickly as he’s not getting support from either side.

    • Lynne says :

      Mac, thank goodness for that. I thought that Obama was considering Kerry, but I guess Kerry is too reasonable and appropriate compared to the other dregs Obama would propose.

  4. Mike says :

    Lynne, Kerry will head State.

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