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Doesn’t it hurt to have your mind tied up in knots all day long?

[I]n the case of allegations of anti-Semitism, Hagel has not even apologized. He has remained silent… Why would anyone think he was an anti-Semite?  …  Nebraskan Jewish activists and officials have said he was hostile, and none … have come forward to counter that allegation. [...]

Perhaps there are answers, and perhaps Mr. Hagel actually has no problem with “the Jews.” But one purpose of confirmation hearings should be to find out.

  1. Matmos says:

    When *did* you stop beating your wife, Senator?

  2. Matmos says:

    Jeez — just found this on Fallows: The Emergency Committee for Israel Goes All In:

    The very first item in the search-results list [for "chuck hagel wikipedia"]…is from something called chuckhagel.com. And if you click on that link, you get the full anti-Hagel blast. It has a slideshow of shifting critiques of Hagel, mainly emphasizing the themes that he is Bad on Defense, Bad on Israel, and Overall Too Extreme….

    And what’s the source of this direct “Contact Your Senator” lobbying attempt to reject a Cabinet-level nominee?… In fact, the site is sponsored by the Emergency Committee for Israel, William Kristol, Chairman.

  3. Metavirus says:

    It’s tough to be the Assistant Secretary of Defense of Israel the US

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