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  •  Well yes.. there is that but the only thing Hagel (2+ / 0-)
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    zemblan, sandbox

    will do is antagonize the Israelis. I get that having someone to be a "Yes man" to PM Netanyahu is not in anyone's (including Israeli) interests, but Hagel and his commentary about the "Jewish Lobby" is straight out of the hateful W & M playbook. Even so... I don't think Hagel would be that hardline and he is certainly not going to be the hero the Drooling Ron Paul anti-Semites or their allies on hard left want. The Sec. Def. does NOT set Middle East policy.

    I don't though disagree with you that both Iran and Israel are going to come to head particularly when the New coalition headed by Likud-Betainu (forecast for 35-36 seats), and consisting of the far Right Habayit Hayehudi,(forecast for 14-16 seats) Shas (forecast 11-12 seats), the religious UTJ (forecast 6 seats), and the insane Otzma Yisrael (forecast 2 seats), "takes the field".

    But with them, watch for Iran to step it up as well....

    Not sure I think Hagel is the man to handle this and I would trust the three that I mentioned far more than him.

    "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

    by volleyboy1 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:07:11 PM PST

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