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January 12, 2013 10:22 pm

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: “I Think Chuck Hagel Has a Difficult Time Understanding That Israel is Our Ally”

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida.

Washington Times – Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, stepping down this year as chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Saturday she has deep concerns about former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, citing in particular his views on Israel and Iran.

“I think Chuck Hagel has a difficult time understanding that Israel is our ally,” Mrs. Ros-Lehtinen said in an interview with Fox News.

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    I am sick and tired of all these apologists and understaters. Why is everybody afraid to call Hagel what he is? A rapic anti-semite. This guy is worse than Patrick Buchanan as far as the Jews are concerned, and yet, because he is not on the far right fringe of the Republican party, we are going easy on him. ENOUGH ALREADY! LETS CUT THE CRAP ALREADY. Hagel is no less anti-semitic than any of Hitler’s chief henchmen. What do people expect him to say, “gas the Jews?” while he is a member of the Government. Look, the man is incapable of smiling if anybody has taken notice and there is a a very good reason why. When you are concealing such massive evil it takes over your entire being. I personally believe that this guy is an anctual descendant of Amalek. Look up Hagel’s geneology and you might be able to discover one people wherein resides real descendants of Amalek. He pussyfoots around with Iran for only one reason: He wants them to destroy Israel. This is a fitting pipe dream for a Nazi. Hagel began opposing the Iraq War most likely in order to be able to change his stripes to a moderate perhaps once he saw the ascendancy of Iran. Now he appears consistent when he says that Iran must be engaged and negotiated with. He is faking it! He is a fraud! Hagel’s appointment proves more than anything what Obama feels about Israel. His predecessor Robert Gates also did not like Israel. Pragmatists in the Pentagon will lead the way to another Hitler. The only type we can afford now are hawkish ideologes like Donald Rumsfeld.