Chuck Hagel: Wrong Man For The Job

Other than his service in Vietnam 45 years ago, what exactly are Chuck Hagel’s qualifications to be SecDef?

H/T Joseph Klein via FrontPage Magazine.

According to Joseph Klein via FrontPage Magazine, maybe it is the glowing praise from Medea Benjamin who said in 2008 that “Hagel would be a good choice (for SecDef). I think he’s shown himself to be an outspoken critic of the terrible policies of the Bush administration.”

Or maybe Mikey Moore’s statement is more relevant: After reflecting on Hagel’s objections to the Iraq War Mikey wrote, “thank you, Chuck Hagel.”

When people like Benjamin and Moore speak well of someone, there just might be a problem with their opinions.

CAIR likes him too.

Lets examine Chuck’s views on Iraq and other issues:

Hagel once described the surge in Iraq as “the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam, if it’s carried out.” He was wrong.

John King once asked Hagel whether requiring “a Muslim man to stand nude, bark like a dog, and have pictures of scantily-clad women around his neck” crosses his threshold of outrage. “Well, of course it does,” Hagel replied. “… I was in Vietnam in 1968. I carried a rifle. I saw a culture develop that was a very bad culture that ended in disaster for this country.” What an absurd answer.

“Hagel believes that U.S. foreign policy has been skewed too much in Israel’s favor. He ascribed this pro-Israel tilt to the power of what he called the “Jewish lobby,” which he said had the ability to “intimidate” members of Congress. While serving in the Senate, he boasted that he was not sent to Washington to serve as an ‘Israeli Senator.’”

“Hagel is also beloved by Israel-haters and anti-Semites, including the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Iranian regime’s TV network mouthpiece, TVPress, because of the extreme anti-Israel, anti-Jewish views that Hagel has expressed over the years.”

More reasons to oppose Chuch Hagel from AT.

Uncle Jimbo over at BlackFive responds to Dana (He’s out of his depth) Milbank’s opposition to our opposition of Chuck Hagel’s nomination.

This video was from 2007. He only got one thing right. Yet this clip shows both Hagel’s cluelessness on the Jihad being waged against us and his anti-Israeli bias: It is short but to the point.

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  • MadAsHellJack

    Of course he’s the wrong man for the job. He’s a dictator Obama pick isn’t he?

    • warpmine

      Well, in that case, he’s the right man for the job considering Obama hand picked him. Unlike the late PA Sen. Specter, Hagel couldn’t switch parties cause he hasn’t any fortitude. Of course it did take snarl’in Arlen forever to do the deed after stabbing the party in the back for three decades. If anything, Hagel should have loaned his voice to Vets against the Viet Nam war along with the traitor Kerry.

      Folks, this is why we need to have that civil war because without it we’ll always have that enemy amongst us screwing us when we least expect it. The last remnants of the old Republic will finally be swept aside in favor of a more constitutionally secure republic based upon the idea of Liberty the original was back in 1776.

    • badbadlibs

      ‘nough said.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on… you took the words right out of my mouth.

  • sjmom

    So, is Hagel clueless or insane???????? You decide.

    • Conniption Fitz

      It’s possible to be both.

      • sjmom

        That’s what I thought also.

    • Don

      Hagel served in Vietnam. So did John Kerry. A North Vietnamese General said they were on the verge of surrendering to the United States until they met with Kerry and other American politicians in France and were convinced to hang on. Kerry is a Hanoi Jane Fonda sychophant who has ALWAYS demonized our troops. The reason he put himself in for three (3) Purple Hearts without spilling a drop of blood was because that was a requirement for immediately returning to the states. The joke on Kerry was the ink wasn’t dry on his third Purple Heart before he was on his way back to the states. Kerry’s claim to riches is marrying rich widows. He’s on his second one now. He is considered one of the richest members of Congress and like Obama never had a real job.

    • sDee

      Barry Rubin points out that he (along with Brennen and Kerry) is just plan stupid and that makes them all very very dangerous:

      Noxious Nominations: The Four Horsemen of the American Foreign Policy Apocalypse

  • Conniption Fitz

    Obama’s foreign and domestic policies and the Hagel nomination have emboldened Iran, which is now threatening to kidnap US diplomats as they did in the 1980s.

    4 out of 5 diplomats killed in the line of duty have been by Islamists.

  • Santorum and Patriot Voices has been leading the charge against his nomination. If you want to help stop this from happening, please join with us, and possibly donate, today.

  • Amy

    My gut hurts at the thought of having Hagel, Kerry & Brennan in top spots. Both Our foreign policy & defense policy is going to be hurt for a very long time with those three clowns.

  • His ‘qualification’ is he is willing to be an Obama-pawn in return for a high-paying, 4-year gig selling the defense dept. down the river under the disguise of faux-bipartisanship.

    • Conniption Fitz


    • aposematic

      Wonder if Obuma has told Hagel how small his cut of the DoD kickbacks will be?

  • MadAsHellJack

    I mean look at Obama’s picks over the past four years. Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Leon Panetta, Timmy Geitner, John sKerry, Sonya Sotamayor, Elena Kagan, Hilda Solis, Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius, Jack Lew, Susan Rice, Lisa Jackson and Steven Chu to name a few. All winners, right? All anti-God, anti-capitalist, anti-Amercian, anti-Constitution jerks is what they all are. This new round of appointees will make the others pale in comparison. If the republicans let these jerks in without a fight then a POX on them all.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Here’s why Obama nominated Hagel:

    ● October 2000: he was one of only four senators who refused to sign a Senate letter in support of Israel.

    ● In July 2001, he was one of only two senators to vote against extending the original Iranian sanctions bill.

    ● November 2001: he was one of only 11 senators who refused to sign a letter urging President Bush not to meet with the late Yasser Arafat until his forces ended the violence against Israel.

    ● June 2004, he refused to sign a letter urging President Bush to highlight Iran’s nuclear program at the G-8 summit and was one of only two senators in to vote against renewal of the Libya-Iran sanctions act.

    ● December 2005: he was one of only 27 senators who refused to sign a letter to President Bush urging him to pressure the Palestinian Authority (PA) to ban terrorist groups from participating in Palestinian legislative elections.

    ● In July 2006, at the outbreak of the Lebanon war, Hagel argued against giving Israel the time to break Hezbollah, urging instead an immediate ceasefire.

    ● In August 2006, he was one of only 12 Senators who refused to formally call upon the European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.”

    (from American Thinker -

  • 57thunderbird

    Everybody that Obama nominates for any position is the wrong person for the job.

    • aposematic

      And wrong for America.

  • Hagel and Brennen, two Islamist supports…in the Obama administration? I don’t know about you guys, but I’m shocked.

  • Hagel and Brennan are dangerously dumb. Have people forgotten even recent history?

  • Conniption Fitz

    Meanwhile, Harry Reid plans to side-step Congress on the debt ceiling…


    Obama has increased foreign aid by 80%:

  • sDee

    Sounds like he fits perfectly in this regime.

  • aposematic

    The best reason to not confirm Hagel: Hagel is a perfect fit in the Obuma Regime’s disasterous transformation of the ME.

  • Joe

    The Obama strategy is actually BRILLIANT

    What he does – is nominate someone in line with his thinking – like Susan Rice

    He knows everyone would object –

    THEN He nominates someone – “less worse”, but similar like John Kerry

    and everyone “settles” for the “better” choice


    Hagel is a bad pick – BUT I am sure Zero has someone “less worse” in mind but similar


    This strategy is a time tested attorney trick of loading up a contract with “throwaways” and then the other side is happy when most of the “throwaways” are thrown out – OLD TRICK THIS IS!


  • MWorm

    “Terrorism is not a strategy, it’s a tactic…” Seriously, this guy should know military terms before he denounces what our brave soldiers are doing.

  • repubboy

    Chuck Hagel, wrong man , wrong time, but another distraction by the Obama regime.. The main course is Jack Lew.. He’s the one that Obama wants to really ruin the economy.
    Gietner was bad but Lew is far worse, Hagel is the distraction.. everyone know that he is unacceptable and like a good soldier he is going to draw fire while Lew slips in the back door !
    Obama is a crafty, crooked , and has it all figured out.. He will have to be stopped on both of these people.. These people spell DISASTER ! Bad enough we have a King but these two knaves we don’t need !

  • colliemum

    Look – Chuck Hagel looks like a Sec of Def should look like on TV, and the Anti-Military Left adores him, never mind that muslims also love him.

    So he’s the right choice, no?