And an anti-American cabinet is now complete


NO hagel

By: Diane Sori

First Obama nominates ‘Swiftboat’ John Kerry for Secretary of State to replace Hillary ‘Benghazi’ Clinton, and now he nominates the biggest anti-Israel person he could find for Secretary of Defense.

Out of all the possible people he could have chosen for this important position, Obama chooses RINO extraordinaire, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, saying “he is the leader that our troops deserve.”

NO…he is NOT…two Purple Hearts for service in Viet Nam do NOT a Secretary of Defense make.

And while I am in NO way diminishing his service in Viet Nam, I am seriously concerned how a former Republican Senator could fall so far from grace as to become the nominee of the most anti-military, anti-Israel, and anti-American president our country has ever seen.

As Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said this past weekend, “This is an in-your-face nomination of the president to all of us who are supportive of Israel.

And support Israel Hagel does NOT.

In a 2006 interview Hagel said, “The Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here…I’m a United States senator. I’m not an Israeli senator.”  This statement has led some to believe that Hagel believes Jewish lobbyists control our foreign policy.  In 2007, Hagel and two other Senators introduced a resolution calling for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Also, Hagel’s positions regarding Hezbollah and Hamas are overly lenient and condoning while condemning Israel for the trouble in Gaza.  Yeah, he’s real supportive of our closest ally and friend isn’t he (insert sarcasm here).  And add to this that Hagel openly calls for direct talks with Iran, which knowingly antagonizes Israel, and you have one very anti-Israel, pro-Iran nominee.

In fact, the ‘Emergency Committee for Israel’ ran an ad about Hagel voting against designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization and that he voted against having unilateral sanctions be placed on Iran.  Hagel was also one of only two Senators to vote against the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act, saying it would undercut efforts to talk with Tehran.  And, he was one of 12 Senators who refused to sign a letter to the European Union trying to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
And with statements, actions, and sentiments such as these, Hagel faces a tough confirmation process by a very pro-Israel Senate, and very rightly so.

Senators in both parties have spoken out against his nomination but Senator John Cornyn (R-Tex.) sums it best, “I will not support Chuck Hagel’s nomination…His record and past statements, particularly with respect to rogue nations like Iran, are extremely concerning to Israel.”

Also, Hagel does NOT have the support of many in the military, and why would he when he has given statements like he did in a 2011 interview with the Financial Times, when he said the Pentagon was ‘bloated’ and needed to be ‘pared down.’

This from a man who has little if any business experience which is critically needed when dealing with monetary appropriations for our military budget.  Nor does Hagel have international relations experience, NOT a wise choice with the Middle East situation being what it is.

There are far more experienced people whom Obama could have picked…people who stand strong behind our military…who have NOT advocated deep cuts to our military budget…who have NOT gone against his fellow Republicans by opposing troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan…who stand by our ally Israel…and who understand the threat a nuclear armed Iran poses to the world.

But wait…by picking Hagel, along with ‘Swiftboat’ Kerry, and John (muslin loving) Brennan to head the CIA, Obama has surrounded himself with people who think just like he does…people who do NOT have America’s best interests at heart…people who would be happy to see Israel wiped off the map…people who turn a blind eye as Iran becomes a nuclear player…people who believe in one world government…as witnessed by Hagel’s statement promising as Secretary of Defense to work to “strengthen our country’s alliances and advance global freedom, decency and humanity” in the effort to “build a better world for all mankind.”

Global…world…alliances…where are the words to protect the United States…to protect our interests against those out to kill us…to support our military as they fight to win…to honor and defend our Constitution above all else…sadly those words are missing.

Yeah, Obama picked the right man alright…a man to help him lead our country to defeat…heaven help us all.