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Graham: Chuck Hagel an 'In-Your-Face Nomination' for Supporters of Israel
Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/07/2013 9:20:48 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

'...out of the mainstream of thinking on most issues regarding foreign policy'

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Despite the fact many people see former Republican Chuck Hagel -a man who still considers the heroically-successful Iraq surge a 'foreign policy mistake'- having a poor chance of being confirmed for Defense Secretary -with plenty of Democrats unsupportive as well- you have to wonder what Obama was thinking, presenting such a puzzling nomination- that is, unless you understand the sheer and utter contempt the Obammunist left holds for Israel, the Jewish people, and the Amercian right as well... the foreign-policy front of their wider war on success, Judeo-Christian morality, and competence in-general...

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Sen Lindsay Graham:

'I like Chuck Hagel. He served with distinction in Vietnam as an enlisted man -two Purple Hearts- but quite frankly Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking on most issues regarding foreign policy,' said Graham in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union...

(Hagel) has long severed his ties with the Republican party. This is an in-your-face nomination of the president to all of us who are supportive of Israel,' he added. 'I don’t know what his management experience is in regards to the Pentagon or global if anyway, so I think it’s an extremely controversial choice.'

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Alas, Caroline Glick is afraid Obama might ram this one through...

Many in the American Jewish community are aghast to discover that President Obama is planning to appoint former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as Defense Secretary. If you want the skinny on how Hagel has come to be known as one of the few ferociously anti-Israel senators in the past generation.....

Obama isn't stupid. He picks fights he thinks he can win. He hasn't always been right about those fights. He picked fights with Netanyahu thinking he could win, and he lost some of those. 

But he is right to think he can win the Hagel fight. The Republican Senators aren't going to get into a fight with Obama about his DOD appointee, especially given that it's one of their fellow senators, even though many of them hate him. 

The Democrats are certainly not going to oppose him. 

 Obama wants to hurt Israel. He does not like Israel. He is appointing anti-Israel advisors and cabinet members not despite their anti-Israel positions, but because of them

Some commentators said that Susan Rice would be bad because she was anti-Israel and they hoped that Obama would appoint someone pro-Israel. But John Kerry is no friend of Israel. And as far as I was concerned, we would have been better off with Rice on the job...


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Let's hope wiser heads can put the kibosh on this one...


Video/more at Reaganite Republican...
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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; defense; hagel; israel; lindsaygraham; nebraska; obama; waronterror

1 posted on 01/07/2013 9:21:00 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

BHO never has to face the voters again. He doesn’t even have to pretend to like Israel anymore. He’s free to do whatever he wants and he doesn’t care who he offends.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 9:23:49 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

In fact, everything he does from this point on will be a slap in the face to those who love true American values. Zero has never shown any love for them at all. Quite the opposite.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 9:26:42 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; narses

*** PING ***


4 posted on 01/07/2013 9:30:16 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

“The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.” - GW

I rechecked my U.S. flag.
There is no star on there for Israel...


5 posted on 01/07/2013 9:32:37 AM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

“He,s free to do whatever he wants...”
Yea,until Israel determines that he is a security risk to their nation.Watch what happens then.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 9:37:25 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

All that’s missing is the SS uniform


7 posted on 01/07/2013 9:37:33 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Someone should state why Hagel is outside of American interests. He has not been nominated to head Israel’s defense.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 9:38:44 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“In fact, everything he does from this point on will be a slap in the face to those who love true American values”
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Brace yourself for rocky ride next couple years... and expect the worst


9 posted on 01/07/2013 9:39:05 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Yup. So much so he’s willing to tick off the homosexuals just to get an Israel-hater in as SecDef.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 9:42:36 AM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Gunslingr3

Traditionally, the U.S. supports other democracies. The left now wants us to support every other philosophy as though they are all somehow equal. Israel is a democracy, by the way. Should we treat its fascist neighbors who want to destroy it as peers? It’s not as simple as that, however. Actually, the left wants us to treat them as superiors. That would make us just like them. That is their goal for the future America. A nation they do not in any way love, a nation they want to change into something completely different. That never ends, by the way. To make an omelet, one must break a few eggs. The egg breaking never stops, however.


11 posted on 01/07/2013 9:44:52 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

It ain’t just Israel folks. Hagel and Kerry are very dangerous fools.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 9:47:50 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Good to see a REAL conservative in DefSec, even better that he places American interests above Israeli interests. I think only the sheeple will be displeased with this pick.


13 posted on 01/07/2013 9:49:05 AM PST by Sandor Clegane
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To: Reaganite Republican
This is how Barry pays back the Jewish community for it's overwhelming support.

Guess how he's gonna treat his enemies.

14 posted on 01/07/2013 10:09:49 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Reaganite Republican
There are 12 Jewish Democrat senators...all of whom are probably cursing Zero today..

Glick's perspective is enlightening..

15 posted on 01/07/2013 10:18:00 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

We have BO in office because MANY in the Jewish community thought he was just peachy.


16 posted on 01/07/2013 10:22:52 AM PST by surrey
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines; All

Here’s a thought. Hillary will have to testify before Congress before she leaves office. it won’t be pretty. A fight over Hagel will serve as a major distraction..the MSM can blame the GOP for piling on anything Obama does..Hillary, Benghazi, and Hagel


17 posted on 01/07/2013 10:39:00 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I really can’t get excited about this issue. Obama is hiring someone to implement his policy. Ok blow out Haegel and get someone in there we agree with more. So what? You think Obama’s going to listen to him? Obama already knows what he wants to do in the world and whom ever he ends up with will do it.

This is just another distraction from the real problems the Congressional Republicans can actually have some influnce on. It’s mostly theater for the bubbas to make us think the Republicans are FIGHTING for what we believe in. And maybe ignore the fact that they are totally feckles when it comes to important issues.


18 posted on 01/07/2013 11:08:15 AM PST by DManA
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To: ken5050

The 12 Jewish Democrats voted for Obama and they will support the Democrat Party as long as they live. But why?


19 posted on 01/07/2013 11:10:04 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Hagel is not only a danger to Israel, but also to the US. He is another advocate of giving Iran more time and for more diplomatic and sanctions efforts. Iran is running out the clock and a Hagel appointment will help them.
20 posted on 01/07/2013 11:31:38 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Traditionally, the U.S. supports other democracies.

Traditionally, our Republic was a neutral power that placed the interests of its citizens above fetishes for other nations. In the last 100 years we've accelerated a process of entangling alliances and foreign wars that our Founders warned against. We've accepted the diminishment of liberty at home, and accepted the debt of wars abroad they warned us would follow such a course.

Israel is a democracy, by the way. Should we treat its fascist neighbors who want to destroy it as peers?

"The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible." - GW

We have waged war overtly for over 20 years in the Middle East, most frequently for Israel's 'fascist peers', no less! All at no small expense is lives lost, bodies shattered, and treasure borrowed to burden future generations.

Perpetuating political border divisions that European colonial empires compelled upon the Middle East nearly 100 years ago is colossal folly on our part. It cannot be ended soon enough.

21 posted on 01/07/2013 11:56:14 AM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: Gunslingr3
Yes, the United States of America was once a slave to free, peace loving, democracies like ours in the interest of fighting the good fight. Now we have become a slave to despotic, totalitarian regimes bent on the subjugation of free peoples.

The corporate is the same as individual. No one is ever free. We are either a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness. Individually we have chosen sin, now as a nation, we have sided with evil regimes (I.E. Muslim Brotherhood).
22 posted on 01/07/2013 12:47:10 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Sandor Clegane

Since when do real conservatives not support, tacitly or overtly, free peace-loving democracies?


23 posted on 01/07/2013 12:50:34 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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