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Hagel 'Doesn't Recall' Remark on Israel Controlling State Dept.
Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 02/18/2013 1:46:19 AM PST by Eleutheria5

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that he has accepted a new disclaimer from President Obama’s defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) disavowing one of his many offensive statements about the state of Israel.

Graham told “Fox News Sunday” that he received a new letter from the beleaguered nominee in which Hagel claimed he “did not recall” the odious statement-- allegedly made during a speech at Rutgers University in 2007-- in which he argued that the State Department is controlled by the Israeli Foreign Minister’s office.

“Well, if in fact that’s true, that would end the matter,” Graham said, adding, “I just take him at his word unless something new comes along.”

“I'm glad he answered my question about a very disturbing comment he allegedly made,” he told Fox News.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: control; dontrecall; hagel; statedept
That was an answer? Remember John Ehrlichman? If this were the 1970s, that would be called a non-denial. Lindsay no longer has a pair.
1 posted on 02/18/2013 1:46:31 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Is there a transcript of the speech?

We have reached the time when Lindsey Graham is making the assault on certain topics.

And of course, backing down on several.

Wow


2 posted on 02/18/2013 1:52:15 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Eleutheria5

Obama must have some smut on Lindsey Graham.

What a horrible retraction by Graham.

Hagel is a mental midget, a place holder for Obama’s dictatorial power foisted on our military.Hagel has two major missions:

1) to do exactly what Obama says without regard for advice coming from our military command,

2) and to fall on his own sword.

Obama wants these keep-silent, yes-men, cabinet officials such as Hagel and Brennan, for the simple purpose of creating a slow,media supported, silent putsch.

I doubt Obama will step down at the end of his term.


3 posted on 02/18/2013 2:17:11 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Eleutheria5

Yeah, there’s fine example of manly fortitude. SC at it’s best.


4 posted on 02/18/2013 2:20:19 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Eleutheria5
A college speech might well have been recorded. An enterprising Rutgers Alum could make life more difficult for Lindsay Graham by producing an audio record and publicizing it. Graham has an endless capability for rolling over, but he is worried about the 2015 election so his spine could temporarily stiffen.
5 posted on 02/18/2013 3:07:15 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Eleutheria5

If we’re willing to pretend that Hagel is not a liar, there is only one logical conclusion with so many major and irrational statements that he cannot recall: A man entering senility has no place in the Cabinet.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 3:35:56 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: Eleutheria5

For a man who so diligently sniffs McCains flatulence, it is not difficult to see where Grahams retraction comes from.


7 posted on 02/18/2013 4:37:54 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
I thought “I don't recall” was Hitlary’s line.
8 posted on 02/18/2013 4:41:20 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: F15Eagle; Eleutheria5
Is there a transcript of the speech?

"A Rutgers University spokesperson told Fox News, “there is no video or audio recording or no record of any media coverage of the event.”"
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2989672/posts

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9 posted on 02/18/2013 7:43:41 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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10 posted on 02/18/2013 9:06:29 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Pollster1

“If we’re willing to pretend that Hagel is not a liar”

Or it’s just a show and he’s all for the confirmation.


11 posted on 02/18/2013 10:26:55 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Candor7; Eleutheria5; F15Eagle
"...I doubt Obama will step down at the end of his term..."

We felt that way about the Klintoon, Candor7!

Our problem is that the dimocRATS have stolen the election machinery, and we have to ensure that the elections of 2014 and 2016 are fair.

Otherwise, we are lost, and CW2 will commence ....................................................................... FRegards

12 posted on 02/22/2013 6:29:44 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.

Bill Maher: “The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government”
[s/b Maher claims Republicans say this]
Real Clear Politics | February 16, 2013
Posted on 02/22/2013 10:50:14 AM PST by Olog-hai
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2990212/posts


13 posted on 02/23/2013 12:19:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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