Skip to comments.Hagel, Obama and the Israeli elections
Posted on 12/25/2012 8:46:47 AM PST by Nachum
Today the National Journal reported that Obama is reconsidering his decision to appoint Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense. As I wrote in my previous post, there is no chance that Obama will appoint a supporter of a strong Israel to any senior foreign policy post because he wouldn't appoint someone who doesn't share his basic animosity towards Israel. But in Hagel, he chose someone even more outspoken in his animus towards the Jewish state than Obama.
Hagel's looming appointment provoked angry responses from many leading Jewish voices in the US. Whether this opposition made a difference in driving Obama to reconsider his choice is unclear. Plenty of other influential groups - including senators, members of the military and lobbyists for homosexual rights - expressed their discomfort and opposition to the prospect of having Hagel serve as Defense Secretary. Still it is notable that Hagel's possible appointment sparked an outcry among prominent American Jews and that this outcry had some unknown impact on Obama's possible decision to cancel Hagel's appointment.
If Obama indeed scuttles Hagel's elevation to Defense Secretary, it shows that it is possible to fight Obama on foreign policy even in his second term, and win, at least sometimes. This is important information for Republicans, American Jews, and the Israeli government.
Obama will have multiple, massive domestic challenges to contend with in his second term. If he wishes to focus on advancing his domestic agenda, he may well punt on foreign affairs. The US President's inbox is always overflowing. One of the hardest things for a president to do is take control over his own agenda.
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Yes it could. We must all believe, or at least hope, for Divine help (intervention, mercy, grace) in difficult times
But we all must keep fighting this terrible evil, too....
ps: ( It is often through the best and faith-inspired efforts of us “mere mortals” that God works his miracles... We mustn’t fail to be doing all we can to steer and row the boat in the right direction, especially if He decides to bless us with a supernatural tail-wind!)
Hagel is a prime example of the overall disgrace of the JINO’s, Jews who hate Israel! Sadly he’s in the majority today.