The Hagel Pick Telegraphs Weakness

President Obama's choice of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense is a dangerous choice that telegraphs weakness toward Iran.  In the Senate, Mr. Hagel compiled a worrisome record toward the world's leading sponsor of terrorism. It is Iran that backs Hezb'allah in Lebanon.  We haven't heard much about the Cedar Revolution in that war-torn country.  That's because Hezb'allah murdered the democratic leaders for reform. Iran is behind Hamas in Gaza.  Hamas defeated the corrupt regime of Mahmoud Abbas in elections in Gaza that soon degenerated into civil war.  Abbas has papered over those differences and now seeks to present a united front to the ruling Muslim Brotherhood-backed party in Egypt and to the U.N. But all efforts to de-legitimize, surround, and eliminate Israel -- what they call "the Zionist entity" -- are fueled and financed by the mullahs in Tehran. What has been Sen. Hagel's response to all this?  He has ruled out...(Read Full Article)

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