Senator Chuck Hagel
The Poughshares Fund has also partnered with a who’s who of the radical left, including Code Pink, the pro-Palestinian J Street, United for Peace & Justice, the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and the Demos progressive group, where Obama’s former green jobs czar, Van Jones, serves on the board.
January 18, 2013
Hagel has long-standing ties with the pro-Tehran lobby in the United States. Since 2002, he has appeared as a keynote speaker at fund-raisers and conferences for the American-Iranian Council, a group whose founder, Housang Amirahmadi, has boasted that he is “the Iranian lobby in the United States.”
January 14, 2013
Colin Powell is against certain kinds of racism. Like the vile racism of calling a top politician "lazy". But conspiracy theories about a "Jewish Lobby" are perfectly fine.
January 13, 2013
“What Chuck Hagel said in his press conference in Armenia in 2005 regarding the genocide of Armenians by Turks is shameful,” said Walter Reich, a former director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
January 13, 2013
In 2005, a year earlier, Hagel was even more explicit saying that Gaza could not "remain a prison to its own citizens" and encouraging a "grand bargain with Iran's people." Three years earlier, Hagel had called for "a regional security plan for the Persian Gulf by working with the United Nations, the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Iran, and Iraq."
January 12, 2013
In the spring of 2010, Chuck Hagel was nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of Chevron. There is no American oil company with more intimate connections than Chevron, which created ARAMCO before the Saudis took it over. But the Saudis didn't just take over ARAMCO, they control Chevron indirectly through oil.
January 10, 2013
Behind the bipartisan campaign is a partisan rich man who operates out of China and has done his best to influence the choice of the next Defense Secretary
January 8, 2013
In a Senate where McCain and Kerry can get along swimmingly despite their dramatic differences on Vietnam, where Lieberman can bridge both sides of the aisle, and where there is a good deal of collegiality, no one has much fondness for Hagel. Kerry, for all his faults, is expected to be easily confirmed. Hagel, on the other hand, is despised. Both men have similar politics, but different personalities. Where most Senators have made friends, Hagel seems to have left behind only enemies.
January 1, 2013
Rice's goose wasn't cooked until liberals began attacking her over Keystone and Africa. There are now signs that Hagel is coming under fire from liberals as well.
December 21, 2012
Chuck Hagel would not be the first, second, or third choice for the American Jewish community’s friends of Israel. His record relating to Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship is, at best, disturbing, and at worst, very troubling. The sentiments he’s expressed about the Jewish lobby border on anti-Semitism in the genre of professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt and former president Jimmy Carter.
December 21, 2012
Obama poised to nominate one of the few ferociously anti-Israel senators in the past generation.
December 17, 2012
Senator Chuck Hagel, on the shortlist for secretary of defense in the second Obama administration, sits on the board of a bank that is under investigation for allegedly violating United States sanctions on Iran.
December 14, 2012