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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Breaking: Hagel confirmed 58-41 UPDATED

Chuck Hagel has been confirmed as Secretary of Defense 58-41 in a mostly party line vote. The previous record high for no votes on a confirmed Secretary of Defense was 11.


William Kristol of the Emergency Committee for Israel has issued the following statement.
"We fought the good fight, and are proud to have done so. We salute all those -- Democrats and Republicans, Christians and Jews -- who joined with us in the effort to secure a better Secretary of Defense. We are heartened that the overwhelming majority of senators from one of the two major parties voted against confirming Mr. Hagel. We take some comfort in Mr. Hagel's confirmation conversions on the issues of Israel and Iran, and do believe that, as a result of this battle, Mr. Hagel will be less free to pursue dangerous policies at the Defense Department and less inclined to advocate them within the administration. And since hope is an American characteristic and a Jewish virtue, we will also say that we hope Mr. Hagel will rise to the occasion and successfully discharge his weighty duties. In this task we wish him well.

"This battle against Chuck Hagel is over. The fight for a principled, pro-Israel foreign policy goes on."
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At 1:51 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

58-41 party line vote, as I predicted. The article doesn't say which Republicans voted in favor of confirming this "friend of Israel".

I'll predict RINO John McCain was one of them. McCain has a distinguished, very honorable military record. However, that doesn't necessarily translate into good judgment, moral clarity.

At 5:01 AM, Blogger Inmemoryof Yossi said...

... go right?


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