REJECT CHUCK HAGEL’S NOMINATION FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Mr. President and the Congress,
The nomination by President Barack Hussein Obama of former Senator Charles T “Chuck” Hagel for the office of Secretary of Defense of the United States of America is UNACCEPTABLE.
The nominee, Chuck Hagel, has demonstrated many times in his political career that he is unfit to serve as SECDEF and is on the wrong side of several issues that are key to national defense. As such, his confirmation as SECDEF would represent a clear danger to the foreign policy goals of the United States, and would put the American people at risk. Here are our reasons why:
Whereas, Chuck Hagel has expressed support for Sequestration (huge cuts in military spending) which would surely cripple our military readiness.
Whereas, Chuck Hagel has consistently expressed a lack of support for America’s most important strategic ally in the Middle East, the nation of Israel.
Whereas, Chuck Hagel refused to sign a letter condemning anti-Semitism in Russia
Whereas, Chuck Hagel has, on numerous occasions, voted against financial and trade sanctions against Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism.
Whereas, Chuck Hagel has refused to vote for, or publicly recognize the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization.
Whereas, Chuck Hagel has supported direct talks with terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah instead of a strong response.
Therefore, we here signed, resolve to oppose your nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, and demand that his nomination be withdrawn by the President or Rejected by the Senate.
The American people have spoken.