Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Should an anti-Israel pacifist be the U.S. Secretary of Defense?

President Obama has nominated Senator Chuck Hagel -- an anti-Israel former Senator -- to be Secretary of Defense. Part of Senator Hagel's record includes blaming American support for Israel on the "Jewish lobby." He also refused to sign a letter supporting Israel, and opposed labeling Hezbollah a "terrorist organization."

But it doesn't stop there. Senator Hagel also supported direct dialogue with Hamas – a terrorist group that launches near-daily attacks on Israeli civilians – and refused to label the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorists. Even more disturbing, Iran has publicly welcomed Hagel's nomination, while Israel has stated, "We are worried." That should tell you a lot.

On top of this, Hagel supports dangerous cuts to our military as unrest grows in the Middle East. Even some in the mainstream media agree that Senator Chuck Hagel's radical views make him "not the right choice."

Should a former senator with this reord of appeasement be second in command of our Armed Forces? I don't think so. Do you? If not, contact your senators and urge them to vote against Obama's nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

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