Chuck Hagel in 2003: Israel keeps “Palestinians caged up like animals”

Washington Free Beacon has uncovered a newspaper interview from Chuck Hagel back in 2003 where he condemns Palestinian terrorism but suggests its being caused by Israel keeping Palestinians caged up like animals:


Hagel makes similar claims in this undated clip:

As I said last night, Hagel’s appointment needs to be defeated primarily so Obama can’t blame the GOP in the future when the crap hits the fan with this foreign policy. Obama will probably pick another radical like Hagel, but hopefully it will be a Democrat.

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  • Rshill7

    I never had a gerbil suicide bomb me.

    Chuck, chuck, bo buck. Banana, fanna, fo …

    • Jaels_Song

      Democrats use gerbils for other purposes…

      • Orangeone

        Oh that’s going to keep me awake tonight…

      • unclesamnephew

        they must use gerbils to power the electric grid. right?

        • Jaels_Song

          LOL… yeah, all surviving gerbils are sent to power the electric grids; but at least the air is a lot fresher.

  • marketcomp

    I wonder what republicans are supporting Obama’s anti-Semitic nominee? I just cannot believe this man was ever a Republican. Yet, another example of an embarrassing RINO politician.

  • 12grace

    Genesis 12: 3 America is in serious trouble if leadership goes against, Israel.

    • sjmom

      It already has gone against Israel but I believe the Lord is with us who are fighting this administration. Our God will not abandon us to these heathen and is faithful to those who call upon Him and we are and have been calling.

      • 12grace

        I think your right, S.

        I can’t see how a righteous G-d will make us suffer for the sins of our government when we oppose the actions of the government.

        • sjmom

          As Jesus said, “have faith in God”. Amen.

  • white531

    Things are getting a little dicey here Scoop. Time for another open thread. There’s a lot of stuff you’re not touching on.

    • Go to the Muslim thread whitefriend. It’s also an O/T

    • Orangeone

      Are your ears burning? Nuke and I were just chatting about you…

      • white531

        Never saw the comment. What thread?

        • Orangeone

          Mark Levin thread with Harish (the libtard that wants the drones to attack us). We’ve discovered that our 1st initials spell WON and NOW depending on who’s on my left or right w/me as the monkey in the middle. Gave us some giggles last night and tonight.

        • Nukeman60

          It all started when Sense_n_Sensibility accused me of being all three of us. Orangeone and I took up the conversation. Then it progressed to the three parts of the soul, then the three main characters on Star Trek, then to Klingons, then to…

    • Orangeone

      The Muslims in England thread is the OT tonight.

    • Orangeone

      White, your presence is requested on the Mark Levin Durbin thread to assist with a Constitution-trashing liberal named Harish. Nuke and other have been having fun, okay me too. We need the third in our WON NOW team to jump in!

  • sjmom

    Hagel shouldn’t have even been a Senator let alone a nominee for Secy of Defense. He’s a disgrace and must be defeated.

    • Disgustedwithadmin1

      I totally agree. I am truly wondering if Obama is for America – it seems to me his objective is to ruin, not help, this country. I hope I am wrong.

  • I’ve got to find a new word for ba$tard. Where’s my thesaurus. What an illegitimate misbegotten puke. There. Doesn’t make me feel any better about the dear leader’s disgusting anti Israel, America hating, military demoralizing picks for his putrid cabinet though. dam

    • Rshill7

      Son of a Dadless dog-parent silly. Oh wait, that would be the grandson of a bastard. Nevermind.

      How ’bout this? Absentee Daddee. Offspring of an impregnator.

    • Orangeone

      I’ve got to find a new word for ba$tard. An Obama

    • sjmom

      Learn it in another language. Might help your frustrations. I like Satan’s spawn myself, its to the point.

      • unclesamnephew

        she is ready well spoken in duck and spainish. just today she typed si

    • unclesamnephew

      i suggest durbin or obama or pelosi or kerry or hillary. it is a never ending list

  • Joe

    Just what we need – another sociopath in DC!

  • notsofastthere

    Obama unleashed 2.0
    He hasn’t gotten to appointing Supreme Court Justices yet. We’ll think Hagel is a Conservative by then and Ruth Ginsburg a moderate Democrat.

  • G_unitttt

    Hagel = retarded Repub……..every family has one and so do we 🙂

  • tinlizzieowner

    No mention of the fact that the rest of the Arab world doesn’t want to have a thing to do with ‘The Palestinians’, except for using them as pawns, that is. 😉

  • Show mw the Palestinians that are caged up like animals, and I’ll show you animals.

  • Conniption Fitz

    That’s a lie, Durbin. You are either an ignorant or deceived man or a deceiving propagandizer.

    HERE IS HISTORY for you since you have no recall of history or any grip on the truth:

    The British territory that was divided into Israel and Palestine encompassed what is now Jordan, Israel, Syria and Lebanon.

    Israel was given the smallest portion.

    The Mohammedans were given the all the rest to be ‘Palestine.’

    Of course history has proven that muslims can’t get along and they didn’t like the idea of the British name, ‘Palestine’ either.

    The Arab tribal factions fought amongst themselves and their land ended up divided into three nations of…Syria, Lebanon and Jordan…but there was no Palestine BECAUSE THE ARABS DID NOT WANT THEIR LAND TO BE CALLED PALESTINE (see my post PALESTIANS).

    But, of course Islamists can’t stand the idea that Jews, or a Jewish State would be allowed to exist next to their larger state.

    So they all attacked Israel again and again and again, all the while calling themselves victims, Israel the occupier and villain.

    So decades have passed and Israel has given and compromised and signed treaties, but the Islamists are not and never will be satisfied until they kill all the Jews and take all the land.

    The Arab- now-calling-themselves-Palestinians put this all in writing and screech it from their mouths.

    Yet, the UN nations ignore all this. No matter what atrocious bus bombing or missile battery the Islamists perpetrate, the UN just scolds and threatens Israel into giving up more land.

    Obama, The UN and the Islamists from the MoBroHood to AlQueda are in cahoots and they should be told to shut up and stand down…or else.

    There is no valid reason for denying Israel’s right to statehood or for dividing Israel any further or for demanding Israel give up more land or the city of Jerusalem.


    For the same reason Palestine and Israel were created, India was divided into India and Pakistan, to try to create some semblance of peace and stability and to give Islamists their own land in which to practice their brutality on each other rather than the Hindus or the Jews. It would seem it doesn’t work where Islamists are concerned. They are still claiming Spain, and they covet conquest of all the rest of the world to create a Caliphate.

    Unlike the Islamist human rights violators calling themselves Palestinians, Egyptians, Iranians, Pakistanis, etc., who have never kept a treaty, the Israelis have proven reliable, truthful, civilized, honorable, compassionate and rational. They do not torture prisoners, they do not target civilians; they do not aggress against their neighbor; they do not take land unless it is necessary to defend their land.

    The Israelis do not practice apartheid, though that would seem to be wiser and safer.

    However, the Islamists do practice apartheid and genocide as well.


  • Conniption Fitz

    FACT – The first people ever to be called Palestinians were the Jews, when Israel was re-named Palestine by the Romans to mock the Jews by calling their land after the Philistines, who worshipped idols like Baal (sex orgies in their temples) and Molech (child sacrifice) and who were mortal enemies of the Jews.

  • Conniption Fitz

    PALESTINIANS – The History of how the Palestinian refugees were invented as a propaganda tool, to win sympathy and to be a thorn in Israel’s side using quotes from Arab/Muslim leaders over the decades about the ‘invention’ of Palestinian people.

    1937 – Arab leader, Abd al-Mahdi, testifying before the 1937 Peel Commission, said, “There is no such land. Palestine is a term invented by the Zionists. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our land was for hundreds of years a part of Syria.”

    1947 – The prominent Arab historian, Dr. Philip Hitti, expressed himself as follows at the Anglo-American commission of inquiry at the State Department: “Sir, Palestine never existed throughout history. Absolutely not!” Professor Juhan Hazam, testifying at that same commission, said, “Before 1917, when Balfour made his declaration, there had never been a Palestinian question, and there was no Palestine as a political or geographic unit.”

    1956 – PLO founder, Ahmed Shukari, proclaimed from the UN podium, as the Arab League’s ambassador there, “Such a creature as Palestine does not exist at all. This land is nothing but the southern portion of Greater Syria…”

    1970 – Yasir Arafat told the reporter Arianna Palazzi, “The question of borders doesn’t interest us… From the Arab standpoint, we mustn’t talk about borders. Palestine is nothing but a drop in an enormous ocean. Our nation is the Arabic nation that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea and beyond it… The PLO is fighting Israel in the name of Pan-Arabism. What you call ‘Jordan’ is nothing more than Palestine.”

    1974 – The late Syrian President, Hafez al-Assad, declared, “It would be fitting for us to mention to the responsible Israeli authorities that we view Palestine not just as an inseparable part of the Arab nation, but also as a part of southern Syria.” In 1987 he reiterated this at a conference in Amman by saying, “A country named ‘Palestine’ has never existed.”

    1977 – “PLO leader, Zahir Muhsein, head of the as-Sa’iqa Organization) revealed the truth in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw. “The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism for tactical reasons. Jordan, a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. As a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

    1987 – Syrian President Assad, “A country named ‘Palestine’ has never existed.” Jordan’s King Hussein responded, “The appearance of the national Palestinian persona serves as a response to Israel’s claim that Palestine is Jewish.”

    (hat tip – ref:

    Moreover, Yassar Arafat (who lied about his birthplace, claiming to have been born in Jerusalem, when he was born in Cairo) was the one who appropriated the word Palestinians for the mix of Arabs and Muslims who were not welcome in Egypt, Saudi Arabia or Jordan (which was supposed to be the new muslim Palestine) and was much larger than the land given to Israel by Britain and the council of nations after WWII.

    Islamists do not make good neighbors as they are always encroaching, lying and attacking those whose nations border them. The various muslim tribes also attack and kill each other. It is not a religion of peace and good will.

    The ‘Palestinians’ have never recognized Israel’s right to exist and they have never honored any of their signed treaties with Israel.

    Why? Written into the core texts (Koran, etc.), teachings and customs are centuries of hatred, racism (Jews are descended from pigs and apes), directives to kill the Jews, Christians and misogyny, violence, violation of human rights, injustice, slavery, bestiality, as well as a barbaric and unmerciful system of punishment.

    The first half of the Koran completely contradicts the second half after Mohammed began to descend into insane hatred and violence. There is no consistency. That is why muslims are always warring amongst themselves. Therefore, there will never be peace with Islam or within Islam.

    Islam is greedy, aggressive and covetous – they want ALL land and wealth.

    They cannot stand the idea that the Jews have one small sliver of land – ever. The Koran does not mention Jerusalem even once. It is Israel’s Holy City and Capital. It was given to them and conquered by them. Yet, the Islamists will not let go.

  • Things are already falling apart in places like Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iran, and Lebanon, Iran, to name just a few places. And when we lose Afghanistan after we finally do pull out of that dirt hole, Obama would like nothing better than to say it was a “bipartisan” mistake. Don’t give him an out like that. Let the Democrats own the looming foreign policy disaster. They are doing fine messing up the world in their own. No need to help them out.

  • bobemakk

    Chuck Hagel must not be approved, he is anti Israel and has ties to companies that deal with Iran. No to Chuck Hagel.

    • Disgustedwithadmin1


  • Disgustedwithadmin1

    Isn’t it odd that Obama would pick HAGEL as Secretary of Defense? We know how he feels about Republicans, but yet he is willing to put HAGEL in this very important position, knowing he is AGAINST Israel. Also, why should the U.S. disarm before the other countries?? We need our military now more than ever. Even putting all of that aside, after watching part of the hearing today in which he could not give a straight answer to any of the questions, I do not believe he is capable enough to do be Secretary of Defense. I am beginning to wonder if Obama is for America, let alone Israel.