The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reported on Monday that President Obama's nomination of former-senator, Chuck Hagel, is not only disturbing but also very telling.
This move, the ACLJ says, "...signals that President Obama values Israel's security less than any other modern American president."
And, there are several key reasons why the ACLJ is so strongly opposed to this nomination.
Citing work done by Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, the ACLJ reports about Hagel:
- -"He has voted against labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, even though the Revolutionary Guard has been fighting a low-intensity war against America, Israel, and other allies for years;"
- -"He voted against labeling Hezbollah – Iran’s army in Lebanon – a terrorist organization in spite of its long record of attacks on Israeli civilians and perhaps even American Marines";
--"He voted against the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act at a time when both countries had recently engaged in direct attacks against Americans";
One of the former-senator's more infamous quotes reads as follows:
"The political reality is that the Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here...I'm a United States senator. I'm not an Israeli senator."
In light of this troubling nomination, the ACLJ is confident that the American people - of al political persuasions - will make a difference, sending the president a very clear message:
"Fortunately, however, he will soon discover that he faces a united American people – from across party lines – that understand a simple moral imperative: Terrorist nations should not possess nuclear weapons. Americans deserve a Secretary of Defense who shares that core moral understanding."
"The fact is that Senator Chuck Hagel is not the right person for the job."