February 3, 2013
Who's Afraid of the 'Israel Lobby'?
David Frum, National Post
President Obama was reelected for many reasons, but skepticism/hostility to Israel was not one of them. To the extent that the Hagel nomination expressed the president’s exasperation with Benjamin Netanyahu or a determination to downgrade the long and close U.S.-Israel relationship — well, to that extent the nomination was a peevish mistake. Hagel right now is paying the price of that mistake by his disavowal of, and apology for, a decade of poorly considered remarks.
TAGGED: Barack Obama, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Hagel, Israel Lobby, United States, Israel