Obama Puts His Money on Hagel

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As President Obama proposes a new security team, fellow Republicans are unloading on former Senator Chuck Hagel, the choice for secretary of defense. Nebraska’s former Senator, Chuck Hagel, is President Obama’s choice to succeed Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense.  He’s aroused the wrath of fellow Republicans, who are calling him “anti-gay” and “anti-Semitic.”  But one reporter says Hagel’s real “sin” was being right about President Bush and the war in Iraq. Does Israel need “tough love” from the US?  What about deep cuts in the Pentagon?                         

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Warren Olney