Our foreign policy needs to support
our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows
of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly. Chuck Hagel
Attack on Chuck Hagel
The vocal smear
coming out of the orchestrated Zionist media and corridors of orthodox foreign policy on Chuck Hagel, leaves bare the myth
that the Israel-First proponents have the best interests of our country at heart. Obscene attacks on the former Senator provide
refreshing validation that the establishment is nervous, because the sacred canons of their imperial strategy might be questioned.
Such panicky concern gives sustenance to the cause for a rational and self-interest national defense policy. The hideous Neoconservatives
maintain their diabolical alliance with the Neoliberal internationalists that work for a global dominance, which serves the
interests of the financial elites, while sacrificing the blood and future of another generation of American youth.
Chuck Hagel, delivered these words at the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
"Assuring that these returning veterans are productively integrated back into society with
the appreciation and recognition befitting a great nation. As we have painfully learned from the tragic misadventure of Vietnam,
society must always separate the war from the warrior. We do not celebrate the Vietnam War. We commemorate and historically
recognize it. As I said at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ground breaking on a cold windy March day in 1982, "there is
no glory in war, only suffering." Life is always more about the people then the event. Events are stages upon which individuals
change the world. And today we celebrate those individuals who changed our country for the better… our Vietnam veterans
and their families."
The entire NeoCon agenda
denigrates the agonies of naive jingoists who want to serve their country, but are duped into becoming trained assassins.
Their expendability is inevitable under the command of chicken hawks and dual loyalists. The bipartisan nature of globalist
foreign policy prescribes that the armed forces are directed to implement targeted violence that only benefits the powers
behind the systematic destruction of the country.
Chuck Hagel: "I'm a United States Senator, not an Israeli Senator", states
the obvious. Yet, such honesty has no tolerance for the NeoCon purist. Fifth columnists create the "political correct" culture that purges any loyal dissenters. Even a lefty
collectivist like Robert Reich has the insight to point out why Senator Hagel is a potential threat in the article, The Neocons vs. Chuck Hagel.
"Yes, it was dumb for Hagel to use the term "Jewish lobby" instead of "Israel
lobby," but that alone shouldn’t disqualify him. Everyone in official Washington knows how much power is wielded
in that city by the Sheldon Adelsons of American politics who think Israel can do no wrong."
"The Iraq war should not be debated in the United States on a partisan political platform.
This debases our country, trivializes the seriousness of war and cheapens the service and sacrifices of our men and women
in uniform. War is not a Republican or Democrat issue. The casualties of war are from both parties. The Bush Administration
must understand that each American has a right to question our policies in Iraq and should not be demonized for disagreeing
with them. Suggesting that to challenge or criticize policy is undermining and hurting our troops is not democracy nor what
this country has stood for, for over 200 years. The Democrats have an obligation to challenge in a serious and responsible
manner, offering solutions and alternatives to the Administration’s policies.
was a national tragedy partly because Members of Congress failed their country, remained silent and lacked the courage to
challenge the Administrations in power until it was too late. Some of us who went through that nightmare have an obligation
to the 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam to not let that happen again. To question your government is not unpatriotic—to
not question your government is unpatriotic. America owes its men and women in uniform a policy worthy of their sacrifices."
Senator Hagel is not supportive of Israel
#2: Senator Hagel is soft on Iran
Senator Hagel has been soft on Hezbollah and Hamas
#4: Senator Hagel would weaken our nuclear deterrent
Myth #5: Senator Hagel would gut the defense budget
Myth #6: Senator Hagel lacks management experience
While some of the arguments in this list have a tone of an apologetic advocacy for a besieged friend, the basic impression
is that he is competent and qualified to be Secretary of Defense.
the balance? Regretfully, the RINO elements in the Republican Party are nowhere to be found in the defense of one of their
own. Once again, the accuracy of analysis comes from the Progressive Left, Democracy Now. Regretfully, their scrutiny falls
far short on their social agenda, but hits the mark on Hagel’s Middle East positions. Watch the video, Chuck Hagel Faces Tough Confirmation from Senate Hawks for Rejecting Party Line on Israel and Iran.
Skepticism about Hagel from the political elites is understandable,
but objectivity on his record deserves a review of his own statements. Steve Clemons provides some historical clips of speeches
by and interviews with Chuck Hagel from the C-Span video library files, on 100 Minutes on Chuck Hagel.
course, the reason the opposition to Hagel is so desperate and so focused on side-issues or made-up charges is because they
don't want a debate that would shine a spotlight on their spectacular and disastrous failure in Iraq. "This is the neocons'
worst nightmare," says Richard Armitage, who was deputy secretary of state under Colin Powell, "because you've got
a combat soldier, successful businessman and senator who actually thinks there may be other ways to resolve some questions
other than force."
The direction of American Foreign Policy needs a comprehensive
reset away from the policeman of the world. Woefully, the internationalists and their global agenda demands drone bombardment
redundancy. The entire world is in the crosshairs of smart weapons. Boots on the ground are now called Special Forces because
of their force multiplier capacity.
Having a DOD secretary that does not place the trigger button on automatic is problematic
for the bellicose enthusiasts that view the U.S. Empire as a necessary enforcement of New World Order power.
"After the Obama administration floated the trial balloon
of a Hagel nomination several weeks ago, various neoconservative publications and pundits have waged unremitting attacks on
the pick. The campaign began when The Weekly Standard quoted an anonymous Senate aide calling Hagel anti-Semitic, and gained
steam when the Wall Street Journal’s Brett Stephens echoed similar, albeit more diplomatic, sentiments. Bill Kristol’s
side-PAC (he is the editor of the Standard), the Emergency Committee for Israel, bought ad time in the greater DC television
market criticizing Hagel’s opposition to unilateral sanctions imposed on Iran. The Washington Post editorial board insinuated
he was far too dovish for the post, citing his voting record on Iran sanctions and statements about Pentagon bloat.
criticisms were soon buttressed by several seemingly progressive critiques of the former Senator in a not-so-odd alliance
between liberals and neoconservatives against the pick (more on that below). The nomination seemed all but torpedoed until
several former friends and staffers of Hagel’s fired reciprocal volleys in support, while the Obama administration observed
from the sidelines, until today. Hagel’s allies outside the press read like a who’s-who of establishmentarians,
from Bush Sr. National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft to former Reagan Secretary of Defense (and Carlyle Group chairman)
The NeoCons personal attack on Chuck Hagel is necessary because they have lost the
high moral ground because of their bloodthirsty policies. The Israeli-First elements and sympathizers are a prime reason why
the American government is hated as a global purveyor of war crimes. The real terror that threatens our nation comes not from
foreign military aggression, but from homespun despotism. NeoCon psychopaths will settle for nothing less than a suicidal
destruction of our society and the Republic. Changing the foreign policy is a prerequisite for a confirmed Hagel to be an
effective Secretary of Defense.
Chuck Hagel's true worth can best be measured by the enemies he has made. The people most
vociferously opposed to his imminent nomination as Secretary of Defense are the neoconservatives who ginned up the disaster
in Iraq - the same reckless hawks who forfeited their credibility 10 years ago. Dick Polman