Update: Today, Jan. 7, 2013, President Obama DID nominate Chuck Hagel to the post of defense secretary.
Today, Jan. 4, 2013, The Cable has reported that the president is expected to name Chuck Hagel as his choice for defense secretary to replace Leon Panetta. It is expected to be a difficult confirmation for Hagel, should Obama name him.
One reason for the difficult confirmation mentioned above is that Hagel seems to have some kind of dislike for Israel. This is obviously not the kind of person that Israel needs to see as Secretary of Defense here in the U.S. The Bible tells us that the Jew’s are God’s chosen people! Enough said.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Rep. Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) was quoted as saying in an interview with ‘Newsmakers’ on Dec. 23, 2012 about Hagel that;
“It seems there is some kind of endemic hostility toward Israel, and that’s troublesome for me and for a lot of other people.”
Engel made that statement in a ‘Newsmakers’ interview that aired Dec. 23, 2012.
Hagel may named by Obama as early as Monday, says The Cable, but it will be an uphill battle for him to be as critics of the former Nebraska senator prepare to go to war to fight his expected nomination.
Israel needs a very strong partnership with America. Currently, President Obama himself seems a little cool toward the Israelis. That too is not good since they are surrounded by Arab countries, some of which have openly stated that they want to drive Israel into the sea.
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