Monday, December 17, 2012

Iran Loves The Idea Of Chuck Hagel As SecDef

You'd think the president would get a clue from the Iranian response to his pick of pro-Iranm, anti-Israel Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense to replace Leon Panetta. Uh, no.

Here's Iran's state-owned PRESS-TV on the matter in a piece titled, "Obama expected to nominate anti-Israel Hagel as secretary of defense" :

US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as the next Pentagon chief.”

Hagel has not yet been officially nominated for the defense secretary position, but all indicators suggest he’s at the top of President Obama’s list. {...}

Some in the Israeli lobby have reportedly reacted with alarm to reports of Hagel’s nomination as he is known as an outspoken critic of the Zionist lobby in Washington.

Josh Block, a former AIPAC spokesman has lashed out at Hagel for “consistently voting against sanctions on Iran” over the country’s nuclear energy program and refusing to call on the European Union to name Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

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 consistently opposed any plan to launch military strike against Iran.

Yeah, he's Iran's man alright. As a matter of fact, he's on the board of directors of Deustche Bank, who are being investigated by American Authorities for violating sanctions against Iran...the same ones he's always been a vociferous opponent of.

Stay tuned....

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