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Hagel: Iran Has Legitimate, Elected Government (Barfus Maximus)
Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | staff

Posted on 01/31/2013 11:01:00 AM PST by Nachum

Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel stated Iran has an “elected, legitimate government” and pointed out its membership in the United Nations, responding to a question Wednesday by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) about why he would consider negotiations with Iran in light of its terrorist connections:

HAGEL: Well, let’s start with a specific question on a vote, regarding designating the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. You recall, because you were there, there were 22 senators who voted against that. The effort against it — the main point made on the floor of the Senate came from Senator Jim Webb. And his point was we have never, ever designated a part of a legitimate government, a state — and when I say “legitimate,” that doesn’t mean we agree with Iran, but it is a member of the United Nations. Almost all of our allies have embassies in Iran. So that’s why I note — an elected, legitimate government, whether we agree or not. But we have never made any part of a legitimate, independent government, designated them or made part — made them part of a terrorist organization. We’ve just — we’ve never done that.

The 2009 election of Mahmound Ahmadinejad as Iran’s president was widely suspected to be rigged. The streets were filled with furious protestors who were eventually forced to accept the idea that, according to Vanity Fair, “the Iranian authorities managed to process all 39.2 million paper ballots between the close of polls at 10 p.m. local time and the next morning, when Iran’s Interior Ministry officially proclaimed Ahmadinejad the winner with 63 percent of the vote.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elected; hagel; hagelconfirmation; hagelhearing; iran; legitimate
Where's my paper bag?
1 posted on 01/31/2013 11:01:06 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/31/2013 11:06:46 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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3 posted on 01/31/2013 11:07:41 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

He’s toast..........


4 posted on 01/31/2013 11:07:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Nachum
Sounds like Hagel defintely has the Obama worldview.

We've got a SOS who called our military Genghis Khan.

Now we have a Sec of Defense nominee who likes the Iranian Gov't.

This is what happens when you have a Chicago community organizer in charge.

5 posted on 01/31/2013 11:09:25 AM PST by what's up
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To: Nachum
The UN supports Hagel.

That's all one needs to know.

6 posted on 01/31/2013 11:11:41 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Hagel toes the Administration Line:

Pro-Iran

Anti-Israel

He’s a perfect fit with the Islamist in Chief!


7 posted on 01/31/2013 11:19:09 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Nachum
They'll just call it a little “stumble” and confirm him. He'll probably get at least 85 votes.

Pardon my cynicism.

8 posted on 01/31/2013 11:39:39 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: what's up; All; everyone
An elected, legitimate government......which kills it's people.



9 posted on 01/31/2013 11:45:07 AM PST by potlatch
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To: Nachum

Hagel better not get one single R vote. What a demoniac pos.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 11:50:29 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

This is truly nauseating indeed.

The US is emerging as Iran’s biggest backer, thanks to Bambi.

That’s because he really wishes he could do here what Ahmadinejad/Khameni (or whoever is the current mullah in cheof) is doing there.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 11:50:58 AM PST by livius
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To: Nachum

I bet he thinks that Obama is a legitimate president too.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 11:52:39 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Nachum
I'm sure that Hagel also would also agree that Venezuela, the USSR, the PRC, North Korea, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Iraq also have or had “elected, legitimate governments.”
13 posted on 01/31/2013 11:56:32 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Nachum
Hagel displays his “intelligence.”
14 posted on 01/31/2013 12:19:54 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Nachum

Why no tough questions for Kerry? Only 3 votes against, followed by a lovefest. The EGOP disgust me. Neither is fit for office, and there are no conservative Senators, save Cruz. Blunt and McCaskill are my senators and I emailed Blunt to ask in what ways he differed from McCaskill, because you could not tell by his recent voting record.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 12:34:16 PM PST by heavyjunk
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To: what's up

This is what happens when you have a black mozlem communist revolutionary illegal [Chicago community organizer] in charge.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 12:50:52 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

I think that’s the accurate Obama perspective, and that Senator Hagel perfectly represents the Obama worldview.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 12:57:38 PM PST by elhombrelibre
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To: Red Badger

I disagree. Hagel is a carbon copy of Obama as to how he hates Israel and his reverence for Islamicist. He has, according to his own testimony, lied repeated, according to himself, now he is crawdading and going backwards. He is revising and extending vile remarks going back 20 years...all seem to attack Israel and are sympathetic with Iran, Palastinians, and other Islamicist, such as suicide-murder bombers. He and Obama are like carrots and peas.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 2:32:17 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (THAT)
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To: Texas Songwriter

You think Hagel will be confirmed or will Obama have to pull the nomination by having Hagel do it himself?.........


19 posted on 01/31/2013 2:42:29 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

I suspect the democrats will close ranks and vote for the Kenyans nominee. He may get a few liberal republicans....Snow, and another 1 or 2. So he will get nominated...and he will not forget today. He now considers the republicans the enemy. He will try to exact a price.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 4:31:17 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (THAT)
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To: Red Badger

He ain’t toast. He will be installed and you know it. Reason being is that he is an obama lackey!


21 posted on 01/31/2013 4:34:06 PM PST by dforest
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To: Nachum
...“the Iranian authorities managed to process all 39.2 million paper ballots between the close of polls at 10 p.m. local time and the next morning, when Iran’s Interior Ministry officially proclaimed Ahmadinejad the winner with 63 percent of the vote.”

MORE corrupt than Chicago voting... And Hagel thought it was OK? What a loser.

22 posted on 01/31/2013 7:51:20 PM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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