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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:09 PM

Israel Vows To Use Veto Power If Chuck Hagel Confirmed As U.S. Secretary Of Defense

JERUSALEM—Top-ranking government officials in Jerusalem confirmed Tuesday that Israel would exercise its longstanding, constitutionally granted veto power over American policy if U.S. lawmakers confirmed retired congressman Chuck Hagel as the United States’ next Secretary of Defense. “In light of Mr. Hagel’s worrying remarks on Israeli-Palestinian relations and questionable classification of Israeli interests as ‘the Jewish lobby,’ we consider him a highly inappropriate choice for Defense Secretary who stands far out of line with our national priorities, and therefore we are prepared to swiftly and resolutely use our official veto power over this U.S. action,” said Israeli government spokesperson Mark Regev of the legal maneuver that the small Middle Eastern nation has employed to block U.S. Cabinet nominees, U.S. legislation, U.S. international relations, and U.S. domestic policy over 1,400 times in its 64-year history. “Because congress does not possess the necessary nine-tenths majority to override an Israeli veto, they’ll have no choice but to head back to the drawing board and provide a Defense Secretary whom we find more suitable.” Sources confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sent the White House a list of three individuals the Israeli leader considered appropriate to head the American military from which U.S. President Barack Obama could choose.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/israel-vows-to-use-veto-power-if-chuck-hagel-confi,30824/

NOTE TO HOSTS: This is an artical from The Onion and is satire.

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Reply Israel Vows To Use Veto Power If Chuck Hagel Confirmed As U.S. Secretary Of Defense (Original post)
madinmaryland Feb 2013 OP
ann--- Feb 2013 #1
LibertyLover Feb 2013 #2
Laurian Feb 2013 #3
libtodeath Feb 2013 #4
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #5
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #6
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #7
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #9
Viva_La_Revolution Feb 2013 #8
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #13
IDemo Feb 2013 #10
John2 Feb 2013 #12
hootinholler Feb 2013 #14
1-Old-Man Feb 2013 #11
CBGLuthier Feb 2013 #15
4_TN_TITANS Feb 2013 #16

Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:12 PM

1. That is funny........in a

"it really could happen one day" kind of way. Heaven help us if it does.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:12 PM

2. Ah, The Onion - spot on as always

I'm never sure if it's life imitating art, or art imitating life.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:12 PM

3. The political world has gotten so bizarre that things I think are

satire aren't and things I think are not satire are! It's a weird world these days.....

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:14 PM

4. Satire always has a firm basis in truth

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:20 PM

5. I don't know which is funnier...

The Onion article or your NOTE.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:27 PM

6. Yeah...

There is always one person who is satire-impaired and will alert on The Onion.


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:29 PM

7. I know...

I, for one, always enjoy your posts.


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:12 PM

9. Count me as one - LOL

I certainly wouldn't have reported the OP, but the way things have been going recently, I would have believed it.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:56 PM

8. thank goodness for that note

I was completely snookered.

fuckin onion!

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:09 PM

13. Hilarious! n/t

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:20 PM

10. Ya know, Onion,

8 out of 10 people would read this article with eyes unblinking and accept it as truth. Or 9 out of 10.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:43 PM

12. Well, it has confused me.

 

Where in our Constitution does it say a Foreign country has veto power over any part of our Government. Did our Congress give them this power? If they did such a thing, wouldn't that be a violation of the separation of Powers?

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Response to John2 (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:10 PM

14. What is this

separation of powers of which you speak?

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:24 PM

11. Doesn't the truth in this farcical article worry anyone?

Our Congress is nearly entirely owned by the nation of Israel to the point were bad policy decisions are made because of it. It is a disgrace.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:11 PM

15. Now that, damn it, is how it is done

suck on that daily currant.

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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:56 PM

16. Aww...shit. Got me.

I was thinking WTF all the way through. Didn't know if this might have been some UN provision or something.

Dammit.

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