Hagel makes even Bnai Brith queazy
Even Bnai Brith is urging Senators to think carefully before voting for Chuck Hagel
B’nai B’rith International remains concerned with many aspects of former
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel’s responses to questions during his
confirmation hearing for the position of secretary of defense. Since
then, more questions have been raised about Hagel’s views on a number of
During the U.S. Senate Armed Services
Committee hearing Hagel did not assuage our reservations on how he would
approach such topics as terrorism, Iran and Israel. We urge all
Senators, as they prepare to vote, to carefully review Hagel’s record
and hearing responses to determine his qualifications for the post.
We are concerned that Hagel, unlike the vast majority of his Senate
colleagues, underestimates the threat of the Iran-backed terrorist group
Unfortunately, this all may be too little too late. The time to oppose Hagel was when he was nominated, but nearly all of the mainstream Jewish organizations were too busy falling into lockstep with the Obama administration.
Labels: American Jewish leadership, Barack Hussein Obama, Chuck Hagel, United States Senate