Hagel Falls Hard when Faced with Tough Questions

Hagel Falls Hard When Faced with
Tough Questions at Committee Hearing

President Obama’s nominee to be Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, failed miserably when faced with hard questions from the Senate Armed Forces Committee today. He could not, or refused to, answer for his past anti-Israel and seemingly pro-Iran positions. Instead he only offered confirmation that he should not be the Secretary of Defense.

Today’s hearing proved without a doubt we must stop Hagel from being our next Secretary of Defense.

Hagel Calls Ahmadinejad’s Government “elected, legitimate.”

Hagel was trying to defend his refusal to vote to label the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization. In doing so he called Iran several times as an “elected, legitimate government,” and again said the Iranian regime was a “legitimate, independent government.”

It was a slip or he wasn’t thinking, but it shows his disposition towards Iran that we have disturbingly seen several times. It is outrageous to legitimize a government led by a madman like Ahmadinejad, who has publicly denied the holocaust ever occurred, and called for the state of Israel to be “wiped off the map.”

If Hagel thinks that kind of conduct passes as ‘legitimate government’ then we’d hate to see how he would react as an ambassador of American interests abroad.

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Hagel Agreed, in 2009 Interview, America is “the World’s Bully”

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) literally blew Hagel out of the water when he played a very damning quote of Hagel conducting a 2009 interview on Al-Jazeera News wherein Hagel AGREED WITH an e-mailed comment from a woman who identified the United States as “the World’s Bully.”

Cruz played the soundbyte for the whole committee and all attendees to hear for themselves:

“Can the rest of the world be persuaded to give up their [nuclear] arsenal when the image of the United States is that of the world’s bully? Don’t we indeed need to change the perception and the REALITY…”

…to which Hagel directly responded…

“Well her observation is a good one and it’s relevant, uhh, yes to her question.”

Clearly embarrassed by the gotcha moment, Hagel obfuscated, coming up with the excuse “I didn’t hear her say that” but Cruz pounced! He reminded Hagel of his response “yes to her question” and his endorsement of the woman’s views on the US.

“You [Hagel] explicitly agreed with the characterization of the United States as ‘the world’s bully’. And I would suggest that is not a characterization, I think the United States has spilled more blood and more treasure standing for freedom, liberating people across the world. And to go on Al-Jazeera…broadcasting propaganda to nations that are hostile to us and to explicitly agree to the characterization of the United States as ‘the world’s bully’ I would suggest is not the conduct one would expect of a Secretary of Defense.”  – Ted Cruz (R-TX)

We could not agree more. Bravo, Senator Cruz.

We MUST stop Chuck Hagel – for the sake of our troops. We need everyone to keep signing and growing the opposition against Hagel. No Senate vote is yet scheduled – so there is still time to convince more Senators to vote NO on Hagel.

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