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Hagel's Nauseating Kowtowing to Rabidly Pro-Israel Senators

Which is virtually all of them

For a while it looked like the country would actually have a Secretary of Defense who put America first. But that hope is all but gone. The Israeli pit bulls got yet another ostensibly U.S. public servant to back down and servilely put his country second.

But the Jewish lobbies and strident Jewish voices are not the only ones responsible. Many Americans, most strikingly in Congress and among ill-informed Christians, are the enablers.

by Dr. Alan Sabrosky

February 22, 2013

The doings in the US Senate over the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense are illustrative of many things, not all of which are what they seem to be at first glance. We have a few days now before this plays out, and therefore an opportunity to reflect on the dynamics at work here.


I won’t bore everyone with a blow-by-blow recitation of what has happened to date. Suffice to say that Hagel’s nomination was controversial before it became a reality, in stark contrast to the near-unanimous acclaim that greeted the nomination of John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State — a difference that was reflected in their very different hearings, from Kerry’s gracious love-fest to Hagel’s vicious grilling, and in the votes in their respective committees and the full Senate.

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