Report: Despite Controversial Israel Policy, Chuck Hagel Is Frontrunner for Defense Secretary Position

Monday December 17, 2012 4:13 AM - 5 Comments

sen-chuck-hagelCNN is reporting that Sen. Chuck Hagel has met with both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and is the front runner for the Secretary of Defense position soon to be vacated by Leon Panetta.

One Democratic source familiar with the process told CNN Hagel is “the frontrunner.” Another Democrat with knowledge of the process told CNN Hagel’s nomination is “almost a done deal.”

As The Algemeiner reported last month, Hagel’s policy towards Israel has been roundly criticized .

“He is one of the most hostile critics of Israel that has ever been in the Senate,” Morton Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America told The Algemeiner bluntly.

A few years ago the NJDC outlined Hagel’s record on Israel:

An article posted to the Republican Jewish Coalition’s website last week details Hagel’s murky Israel record (keep in mind that Hagel is a Republican). The article stated that “for the President to elevate Hagel to a position of trust would be construed as a gesture of indifference - if not outright contempt - toward Jewish Americans and every American who supports a strong U.S.-Israel alliance.”


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5 Responses to “Report: Despite Controversial Israel Policy, Chuck Hagel Is Frontrunner for Defense Secretary Position”

1. Comment from amerikaner
Time December 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

what else do you expect from a Muslim

2. Comment from Charlie Hall
Time December 17, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The Obamahater Narrative is in part that he refuses to be bipartisan. Furthermore the Republican narrative is that Obama refuses to be bipartisan. So both the Obamahaters and the Republicans should be jumping up and down for joy at this awful choice. You reap what you sow.

3. Comment from osher
Time December 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM

What’s his religion?

4. Comment from Anonymous
Time December 18, 2012 at 5:15 AM

I believe he is a competent fellow, and will do a find job as defense secretary.

5. Comment from Ben
Time December 18, 2012 at 5:16 AM

He will do a fine job as secretary of defense.

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