Iranian government overjoyed at 'anti-Israeli' Hagel choice for defense

There aren't too many Senators happy about Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. But one foreign government is reporting the news with great glee and in the process, identifying exactly why Senators are hesitant to support him.+ Press TV is a semi-official Iranian news outlet and headlines their story, "Obama to name anti-Israeli Hagel as Defense Secretary: Reports": In recent days, Hagel's top advisers have received "messages of reassurance" amid the critics' campaign to derail his nomination, the source said. Hagel's nomination is expected to spark a row in the Senate. Many pro-Israeli groups and neo-conservatives have spouted diatribe against Hagel over his criticism of Washington's anti-Iran policies and Israel's sway over the US political arena. The top nominee for the post of defense secretary was the first Republican senator to publicly criticize the war in Iraq, calling it the worst foreign policy blunder since the Vietnam War, and he has ...(Read Full Post)