Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:31 PM
DonViejo (7,800 posts)
Thousands Of Vets And Military Families Sign Petition Rejecting ‘Neocon Smears’ Against Hagel
By Ben Armbruster posted from ThinkProgress Security on Dec 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Progressive veterans group VoteVets.org has received thousands of signatures from concerned citizens, veterans and military families rejecting “neocon smears” against former Republican senator Chuck Hagel.
Bill Kristol and his Weekly Standard magazine has led the campaign against Hagel’s potential nomination as the next Defense Secretary. They and other neocons claim the Nebraska Republican is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel and they have attacked Hagel for issuing caution about attacking Iran over its nuclear program.
But Hagel now has defenders coming from all across the ideological spectrum, from a bipartisan group of former national security advisers and former senior military brass to former U.S. ambassadors and a number of prominent journalists, including those from the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Daily Beast and the New Republic.
And today, the VoteVets.org petition piles on in defense of Hagel:
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