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.
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:
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!
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. . . .
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.
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.”
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.