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:
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 an ad by the “Emergency Committee for Israel” that highlights not only the fact Barack Obama has never visited Israel as President, but that he has not done so because he wants to “create daylight between the U.S. and Israel.”
Indeed Obama began his Presidency with a big outreach to the Muslim world, giving speeches in Egypt and urging Israel to retreat to the 1967 borders.