December 24, 2012

Chuck Hagel's Critics Are Living in Denial

Alon Pinkas, Al Monitor

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Even by the ugly and depressing standards of Washington's [un]civility and character assassination as a beltway hobby, the recent attacks on former Senator Chuck Hagel seem venomous and iniquitous.

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December 14, 2012
Why Israel Backers Can't Stand Chuck Hagel
Eli Lake, The Daily Beast
Republicans aside, Hagel’s real opposition will likely come from the pro-Israel lobby in Washington. While the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) never takes formal positions on nominees, if the group is asked... more ››
December 20, 2012
Neocons Gear Up to Smear Chuck Hagel
Robert Wright, The Atlantic
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... more ››
December 19, 2012
Israel's Beef with Chuck Hagel
Shmuel Rosner, Latitude
These are the Israelis who never bought the Obama-is-a-friend-of-Israel line, and they see in a possible Hagel appointment proof that they were right all along. This, they think, would be Obama’s revenge for the supposed... more ››
December 21, 2012
Is Obama a Foreign Policy President?
Daniel Drezner, Foreign Policy
Letting peple like Susan Rice or Chuck Hagel twist in the political wind is, well, cruel. So I hope that in its second term, the White House cares enough about foreign policy to actually engage Congress rather than throw up... more ››
December 19, 2012
The Bogus Case Against Chuck Hagel
James Fallows
I'm late to this but want to weigh in, about a tawdry aspect of DC politics that I hope has finally gone so far that it will impeach itself. I'm referring to the "bigot" accusations about former Senator Chuck Hagel (official... more ››