Along with Iran.


The controversy over the possible nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense is a fascinating reflection of the current state of affairs in the United States. AIPAC and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which represent the official command center of organized American Jewry, have come out beating their chests over his public acknowledgement of the existence of the 800-pound gorilla of a “Jewish lobby.” On the other hand, “liberal” Zionists like Thomas Freidman and Peter Beirnart are defending Hagel, perhaps because nothing can draw public attention to the power of an 800-pound gorilla more than the gorilla ripping to pieces a respected public figure in broad daylight. Indeed, if Hagel does get nominated and confirmed for the post, you can be sure that Freidman and Beirnart will offer it up as “proof” of the canard of a powerful Jewish lobby.

After all, as many mainstream journalists such as Arnaud de Borchgrave (whose article appears below) have pointed out, “Hagel has always been supportive of Israel and the U.S. commitment to defend it.” Under a Secretary Hagel, there will be no change in the billions of dollars in military aid that goes to Israel at the expense of U.S. taxpayers, and there will be no end to the fire sales of “surplus” military hardware to the Zionist state at bargain basement prices. However, what I believe is different about Hagel is that he will not go out and pitch a murderous Zio-war the way Colin Powell did. He knows war with Iran would be insane, and on that count Hagel is certainly the best nominee we could hope for from the Obama administration.