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Hagel has enough support for defense secretary
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Published: 21.02.13, 23:49
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1. One would think ...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.22.13)
... that the eleven Jewish senators could at least abstain.
2. Our enemies couldn't be happier
BH ,   Iowa   (02.22.13)
Obama has been worth every dime.
3. This guy hagel is a LOSER And He Will Be
As effective AS TITS ON A BULL!!! The administration is angry about leaving A Post In Limbo? Look at who this in the closet muzzie chose? I Think Colin Powell would have been a better choice or James Baker!
4. ;))) # 1 ,...
split ,   US   (02.22.13)
5. # 1
Giora Me'ir ,   USA   (02.22.13)
All the Jewish senators will support Hagel, in part, to send a message to Netanyahu and the rightists in Israel that their approach is leading Israel to disaster.
6. This should make your day, Sarah B. ,...
split ,   US   (02.22.13)
On the eve of Hagel's nomination B. Obama have a highiest rating since 2009 ,...
7. purim
maybe this haman will have a downfall
8. "Hail to Dorothy! The Wicked Witch is dead!"
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (02.22.13)
9. hagel
judas ,   the holy land   (02.22.13)
one would like to think these 11 jewish senators keep in mind wich country they serve.
10. Obama the incompetent will have Hagel the incompetent
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.22.13)
it is absolutely frightening and devastating that obama has persisted in pushing the nomination of this incompetent, ignorant man who is also extremely weak on national security. his hostility to israel and open antisemitism are equally disturbing. however, he is just expressing openly obama's views.
11. Opposition Full of Lies
Mark of Lewiston ,   USA   (02.22.13)
The "Friends of Hamas" joke/lie/satire combined with the "Junior League of Hezbollah in France" joke/lie/satire combined with the "Crush al Qaida with the VA benefits bureaucracy" joke/lie satire has proven that the opposition will do or say anything and believe or say anything to put party first and country last.
12. 10 CJK - Believe Anything
Mark of Lewiston ,   USA   (02.22.13)
Like Mitch McConnell, you seem willing to believe anything, just like he does in inquiring about crushing the spirits of al Qaida by having them apply for VA benefits.
13. 5 Giora Meir
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.22.13)
do not delude yourself into thinking that obama can impose his will on israel. nor should you delude yourself into thinking that the election outcome in israel has anything to do with the palestinans. it all has to do with domestic politics.
14. 1 Sarah B USA/Israel
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.22.13)
the democratic senators are loyal to obama and the democratic party, in that order. do not expect the jewish congressional leadership to have the least bit of concern for israel. they might fight a tad for weapons sales, but not much. notice that they have given carte blanche to obama on iran despite near unanimous resolutions on iran sanctions. it is all hot air. they are the most liberal members of congress, and they never had it so good.
15. 12 Mark
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.22.13)
i have no idea what it is you are talking about. however, since you brought up al qaeda, let me inform you that it is alive and well. the brits have just jailed members thereof who were planning a mass casualty attack aiming at hundreds of dead using british/pakistani men. some were trained in pakistan. as far as hagel is concerned, he is obviously incompetent, an antisemite and hostile to israel. the fact that you support him just proves that i am right.
16. split # 6 Something to think about....
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (02.22.13)
P.T. Barnum had an explanation for that.
17. # 13
Giora Me'ir ,   USA   (02.22.13)
It's not a matter of Obama imposing his will on Israel. It is a matter of him selecting a defense secretary who will operate in the U.S. national interest, not the interest of a foreign country. The current Israeli government is operating to the detriment of the U.S. national interest by continuing its illegal colonization of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, despite U.S. requests to refrain.
18. #10
Harold ,   USA   (02.22.13)
No matter what you and others like you say Chuck Hagel is a US Hero and not an Israeli Hero. I back when Chuck said "I AM A US SENATOR AND NOT AN ISRAELI SENTOR"
19. # 17
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (02.22.13)
East Jerusalem and the West Bank belong to Israel. It's none of our business to be telling Israel what to do with it's own land.
20. Hagel has enough support for defense secretary
George Weiss ,   Teaneck, USA   (02.22.13)
What rational person thinks that Hagel is the best the US has. If this is true, we are in real trouble. Not only are his views dangerous for the US but he obviously lied under oath to the Senate committee. It is impossible for any one not to remember or not to be explain numerous things he has been saying for the last several years. This man should be put on trial for perjury. Ido not see how he can do the job he will get when evreyone (including our adversaries) knows that he has very little support at home.
21. #1
Harold ,   USA   (02.22.13)
#5 is right. If the US Jewish senators listen to you and abstain means they are the trouble makers and the agitators here in the United States Chuck Hagel is a US Hero and he is the beloved son of the Americans. Wise-up..............
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