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January 4, 2013 4:27 pm

Senator on Hagel Appointment: “Worst Possible Message We Could Send to Our Friend Israel”

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Weekly Standard – Senator John Cornyn, the number two Republican in the Senate, spoke bluntly about Chuck Hagel, the man who President Barack Obama is said to be naming as the next secretary of defense.

“Chuck Hagel’s opposition to Iranian sanctions and support for direct, unconditional talks with its leaders is both at odds with current U.S. policy and a threat to global security,” Cornyn told Eli Lake of the Daily Beast. “To make matters worse, he has called for direct negotiations with Hamas. The worst possible message we could send to our friend Israel and the rest of our allies in the Middle East is Chuck Hagel.”

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