Sen. Marco Rubio on Hagel Nomination for Defense Secretary: “I Just Don’t Believe I Will be Able to Support His Nomination” – Video 1/31/13

Here is video of Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin on Fox & Friends today where he expressed his concerns about confirming Obama’s nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Cardin’s concern centers on Hagel’s opposition to sanctions on Iran and the kind of advice he might give to President Obama.

Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin “Concerned” about Chuck Hagel’s Opposition to Sanctions on Iran; Wonders what Kind of Advice H would give Obama – Video 1/9/13

This definitely deserves an, “Oh my.”

It seems President Obama’s nominee to be the next Defense Secretary – Sen. Chuck Hagel – never thought about buying “chuckhagel.com” for his own use. Now, the “Emergency Committee for Israel” has it. They oppose Hagel’s confirmation as Defense Secretary. Over at Hot Air, Mary Katherine Ham explains the group that bought the web address was founded by conservative Bill Kristol.

Kristol’s group put out this ad opposing Hagel’s nomination several weeks ago, and plans to run ads on television starting tomorrow:

Pro-Israel Group Opposing Confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary Using “chuckhagel.com” to say He is “Not a Responsible Option”

I know you will be impressed to hear that Iran approves of President Obama’s choice of Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense!

THE CORNER: Fars News Agency, the main news agency in Iran, expressed the Iranian government’s hope for change in the United States’ treatment of the regime following the nomination of Chuck Hagel:

Iran on Tuesday expressed the hope that Washington’s foreign policy will witness practical changes after U.S. officials announced that President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary. ”We hope that practical changes will be created in the U.S. foreign policy and the U.S. officials’ approach will change to respect the nations’ rights,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday. . . .

Endorsement: Iran Approves of Obama’s Choice of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense – 1/8/13

Anticipating exactly what took place yesterday when President Obama nominated Sen. Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense, here is an ad put out by the “Emergency Committee for Israel” several weeks ago. The ad points out a number of reasons why Chuck Hagel should not be Defense Secretary, including:

1. Hagel voted against sanctions on Iran.

2. Hagel voted against labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a Terrorist group.

3. Hagel says military action is not a viable, feasible, responsible option to prevent a nuclear Iran.

“Emergency Committee for Israel” Ad: “For Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel is Not a Responsible Option” – Video

Here is video of CNN’s Gloria Borger telling Wolf Blitzer that there are many questions about former Sen. Chuck Hagel becoming the next Secretary of Defense. She said: “In the past he’s been against sanctions for Iran, has been for talking to Hamas, and there are some people who believe that, in fact, he’s a little too dovish to lead the Pentagon.”

CNN’s Gloria Borger on Obama’s Nominee for Defense, Chuck Hagel: “In the Past He’s been against Sanctions for Iran” and “Has been for Talking to Hamas” – Video 1/4/13

Here is video of NBC News’ Chuck Todd on “Today” this morning where he said as many as ten Democratic U.S. Senators could vote against President Obama’s nominee to be the next Secretary of Defense – former Sen. Chuck Hagel. Todd also reported that Obama will nominate John Brennan to become CIA Director.

NBC News’ Chuck Todd: As many as 10 Democratic Senators May Vote against Hagel Nomination for Defense; Obama Picks John Brennan for CIA Director – Video Report 1/7/13

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