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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:25 PM

AIPAC et al already trying to torpedo Obama's Secretary of Defense nominee

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/13/the-hagel-haters.html

But Republicans aside, Hagelís real opposition will likely come from the pro-Israel lobby in Washington. While the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) never takes formal positions on nominees, if the group is asked by senators for its view on Hagel, itís unlikely AIPAC will have a kind word.
A senior pro-Israel advocate in Washington told The Daily Beast on Thursday, ďThe pro-Israel community will view the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel in an extremely negative light. His record is unique in its animus towards Israel.Ē


When Israel becomes the 51st state, then what their supporters care should be relevant to how the US chooses to defend itself, including choice of Secretary of Defense.

Until then, AIPAC et al can have a bowl of salted dicks for the holidays.

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Reply AIPAC et al already trying to torpedo Obama's Secretary of Defense nominee (Original post)
geek tragedy Dec 2012 OP
geek tragedy Dec 2012 #1
bemildred Dec 2012 #2
geek tragedy Dec 2012 #3
xxxsdesdexxx Dec 2012 #4
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #5
geek tragedy Dec 2012 #6
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #8
Cha Dec 2012 #11
Dawson Leery Dec 2012 #7
Hippo_Tron Dec 2012 #14
Mr.Turnip Dec 2012 #9
flamingdem Dec 2012 #12
Douglas Carpenter Dec 2012 #10
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #13

Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:29 PM

1. "Senate Aide: 'Send Us Hagel and We Will Make Sure Every American Knows He Is an Anti-Semite'"

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/senate-aide-send-us-hagel-and-we-will-make-sure-every-american-knows-he-anti-semite_666460.html

Of course, what better way to refute the allegation of a pro-Israel lobby than to have a bunch of Israel supporters try to tell the President that Hagel is insufficiently worshipful of Israel to defend the USA.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:33 PM

2. Yep, they won't like Hagel at all.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:40 PM

3. Oh heavens--anything connected to the period of time between 63 BCE and 1967 CE is not allowed. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:19 PM

4. Sorry to say this, but AIPAC can go to hell

It's not our responsibility to make sure that all of our policies are in alignment with Israel. In 1947, the powers that be made a huge mistake in placing the jewish people in a land they left nearly two thousand years ago -- this decision created what we what we now know as the Israeli and Palestinian conflict today. Imagine the World's power that be deciding to put a group of people somewhere in the middle of America and calling it a new country -- that would be ridiculous and would lead to conflicts between the Americans and those people.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:36 PM

5. What nominee?

As with the Secretary of State, he has not nominated anyone. Nor, has he even mentioned who is his first choice.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:06 PM

6. No, the rightwingers try to derail his nominees pre-announcement That's their strategy. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:59 PM

8. He has made no nominations.

None. Zero. Zip. Zilch.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:05 AM

11. That's right.. PBO is not in his Second Term Yet..

That's Next Year.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:22 PM

7. AIPAC should be registered as a foreign agent.

As it is acting in such a manner.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:22 AM

14. AIPAC is a neoconservative agent

They represent the views of right wingers both here and abroad.

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:56 AM

9. AIPAC's opposition makes me feel much more comfortable with the idea of Hagel as SoD.

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Response to Mr.Turnip (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:20 AM

12. +1 exactly

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:13 AM

10. I wish I could say I am surprised

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Response to geek tragedy (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:39 AM

13. Disturbing that they will label anyone who does not toe the

party line (or AIPAC line) on Israel an anti-Semite. I don't think they will get away with it, though--he was well-regarded in the Senate, IIRC.

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