U.S. must get Israel’s approval before getting Senate confirmation

Petition: Nominate Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense — and fight for his nomination




From: General (Ret) James David (who is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of former Republican Congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ about the power/influence of the Israel lobby on the US political system and media) wrote the following:


Subject: U.S. must get Israel’s approval before getting Senate confirmation

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 6:40 AM

James David wrote:


There doesn’t even need to be a Senate confirmation hearing to decide on Hagel’s selection.  The decision is already made.  Now who will Obama select?  John Bolton would be someone who Israel would approve, meaning a certain Senate approval.


Would a Hagel nomination really be a slap in Israel’s face? Israel News – Haaretz Israeli News source:

Israel supporters have come out against the possible nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for the Secretary of Defense post – and this isn’t a first.



Hagel Nomination, Israel and the Neocons:



Israel first neocon mouthpieces John McCain and Lindsay Graham filibuster Hagel!:


Hagel filibuster wrap:


Reid schedules vote to end debate on Hagel nomination!:


Report: Hagel Said State Department Controlled by Israel


The Hagel Hearings:

Defense Secretary nominee Hagel squares off against McCain and Lindsay Graham 


Leon Panetta attacks senators’ questioning of Chuck Hagel at hearing

Outgoing defense secretary ‘disappointed’ by combative questions from Republicans who focused on Israel and Iraq war


Hagel offers himself as secretary of Israel’s defense


Hagel obeyed Senate taboo against criticism of Israel– ‘our most important ally in the entire world’


Its All about Israel (by Philip Giraldi)


Obama’s Purpose for Picking Hagel



Israel and the nomination of Chuck Hagel (USS Liberty mentioned)


Chuck Hagel To Be Nominated As Secretary Of Defense: Reports


Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel


Has Kirk’s Office Been Running a Secret Anti-Hagel Campaign?


The Neocons vs. Chuck Hagel


Hawks on Iraq Prepare for War Again, Against Hagel


Neocon Nightmare: The Truth Behind the Attacks on Chuck Hagel


Bill Kristol’s big plans start with Chuck Hagel nomination


Hagel  Nominated: What’s the Big Deal?:

(http://www.aaiusa.org/page/m/4b660335/1ba9c8e8/8ce10b9/1c4e1ffb/305801512/VEsEBA/) It’s official! The President nominated (http://www.aaiusa.org/page/m/4b660335/1ba9c8e8/8ce10b9/1c4e1ffa/305801512/VEsEBw/)  Chuck Hagel for the next Secretary of Defense yesterday despite the outcry  and campaign launched against Hagel by a small fringe group. Why all the  interest in Chuck Hagel’s nomination? Hagel is actually a reasonable and  levelheaded candidate for the post, an old school Republican who had the  courage to break with the Republican Party during the Iraq War. The former  Senator is a proponent of bringing our troops home from Afghanistan, and  doesn’t think it’s a smart move to push the U.S. into war with Iran, or  anyone else for that matter. Oh, and he also doesn’t think U.S. foreign  policy should be dictated by Israel or the Israeli lobby. Republican  Senator Lindsey Graham went as far as calling Hagel “the most antagonistic  defense secretary towards the state of Israel in our nation’s history.”  Yes, we don’t see the controversy in saying we should dictate our own  foreign policy either. Leading up to the nomination, some neocons have  been busy pushing a media campaign against Hagel. Bill Kristol and the  Emergency Committee for Israel yesterday _purchased_ (http://www.aaiusa.org/page/m/4b660335/1ba9c8e8/8ce10b9/1c4e1ff9/305801512/VEsEBg/)  the Chuck Hagel domain (chuckhagel.com) in an extension of their  despicable campaign against Hagel, branding him as anti-Semitic and  anti-Israel, and encouraging constituents to lobby their Senators to block  Hagel’s confirmation. Incredible, isn’t it? President Obama should be  applauded for supporting Hagel as his top choice for Secretary of Defense  in spite of the manufactured controversy. By supporting the decorated  Vietnam combat veteran, Obama sent a clear message to Congress that the  discourse on US military intervention is changing, and maybe even the  knee-jerk pro-Israel dogma. Ask us again after he is  confirmed.

Why the War Party Fears Hagel (by Patrick J. Buchanan)



DEBORCHGRAVE Commentary: Hagel and the Israeli lobby:


Don’t Let Pro-Israel Extremists Sink Chuck Hagel:


CFR’s Elliott Abrams Smears Chuck Hagel on NPR


Listen to former Israeli minister tell Amy Goodman’s ‘Democracy Now’ how Israel firsters used the ‘anti-Semitic’ trick to suppress criticism of Israel: http://tinyurl.com/zionisttrick

Hagel Gets a Sensitivity Litmus Test From the Neocon Press!


Opposition to Hagel appointment unites pro-Israel advocates, women’s groups, Republicans


Defending Hagel, Hayes & Greenwald assail neocon stranglehold on policy


The wrong way to defend Chuck Hagel from neoconservative smears


Israeli Agents of Influence determined that Chuck Hagel not serve in Cabinet. He is unbought: The Hagel Haters:



The Paranoid Style of the Israel Lobby vs Chuck Hagel




Kristol Launches the Neo-Con Campaign to Stop Hagel


Chuck Hagel and the Neocon Smear Machine


Neocons against Chuck Hagel: The Independent Senator Who Wouldn’t Genuflect


The Smearing of Chuck Hagel:


Possible Hagel pick raises concerns in (AIPAC/neocon owned) Senate GOP:


Demand Diplomacy Advocate Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense


Obama’s Hagel Test:


What’s at stake in the Hagel affair? Walt: The real meaning of the Hagel affair is what it says about the climate inside Washington. Simply put, the question is whether supine and reflexive support for all things Israeli remains a prerequ…isite for important policy positions here in the Land of the Free. Given America’s track record in the region in recent decades, you’d think a more open debate on U.S. policy would be just what the country needs, both for its own sake and for Israel’s. But because the case for the current “special relationship” of unconditional support is so weak, the last thing that hardliners like Bill Kristol or Elliot Abrams want is an open debate on that subject. If Hagel gets appointed, it means other people in Washington might realize they could say what they really think without fear that their careers will be destroyed. And once that happens, who knows where it might lead? It might even lead to a Middle East policy that actually worked! We wouldn’t want that now, would we?: http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/12/26/whats_at_stake_in_the_hagel_affair


Israel supporters have come out against the possible nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for the Secretary of Defense post – and this isn’t a first.

‘Pro-Israel lobby has a strong stranglehold on US political system’


Press TV Talks to James Morris on Republican CNN debate about Ron Paul on Iran as GOP should purge neocon warmongers:



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