December 20, 2012

Neocons Gear Up to Smear Chuck Hagel

Robert Wright, The Atlantic

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Reports that President Obama may nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense haven't been well received at The Weekly Standard. In pre-emptively opposing the nomination, the neoconservative magazine is employing what you might call a two-tiered strategy: the low road and the lower road.

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TAGGED: neoconservatism, anti-Semitism, Israel, Chuck Hagel

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