It’s all about Israel

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via IPS News If former Defence Secretary-designate Sen. Chuck Hagel’s lacklustre performance at his confirmation hearing Thursday heartened neo-conservatives and other hawks opposed to his nomination, those who argued that the Israel lobby has been exerting too great an influence… Continue Reading  

Five Former U.S. Ambassadors to Israel Endorse Hagel

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I’m a bit late on this, as it already ran on Politico and foreignpolicy.com this morning, but the open letter endorsing Chuck Hagel’s possible nomination as Secretary of Defense signed by nine of the most highly regarded former U.S. ambassadors… Continue Reading  

Kristol Launches the Neo-Con Campaign to Stop Hagel

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While Marsha Cohen and Ali Gharib have reviewed some of the reaction to Chuck Hagel’s possible nomination as Secretary of Defense, Bill Kristol, co-founder/director of such august organizations as the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), the Project for the New American… Continue Reading  

Hagel on Iran in November 2010

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With the speculation over former Sen. Chuck Hagel being nominated for SecDef, I thought it might be helpful to cite excerpts from a briefing the Atlantic Council gave on the first report of its task force on Iran back in… Continue Reading