Op-Ed: The Hagel Nomination: The Nominee's Record
Jerry SobolThe writer has a B.A. in 20th century European History and a Masters in...
Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is President Barack Hussein Obama's choice for the position of Secretary of Defense.
Here is the record I researched for the controversial nominee:
In 2009, Hagel signed a letter urging President Obama to begin direct negotiations with Hamas, a U.S. designated terrorist group committed in its Charter to the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews.
June 2004, Hagel refused to sign a letter urging President Bush to highlight Iran's nuclear program at the G-8 summit and was one of only two senators in to vote against renewal of the Libya-Iran sanctions act.
We are living in a great time. Unlike the not too distant past, when you had a gripe or a cause, the best you could do was get out a letter or write one to the editor. Today one person can instantaneously communicate with others.
Such is the issue of potential Secretary of Defense. This is not your basic Democrat/Republican Tango. The Hagel nomination is a bipartisan issue. For friends of Israel it’s important that you locate the phone numbers of your state in the chart here. Leave a short message stating you oppose the Hagel nomination. if you agree
Reprinted, with some changes in order of presentation, from Israeli Advoate blog