Chuck Hagel’s painful, prolonged and divisive nomination battle in the Senate finally ended Tuesday, but it is only a prelude to the national-security challenges that will greet him on his first day of work at the Pentagon.The above link is to the Washington Post, but it is a lie.
Hagel is scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday as secretary of defense after he scraped together enough support to win Senate confirmation by a 58 to 41 vote. Until the very end, he had to overcome fierce opposition from pro-Israel groups and a filibuster led by fellow Republicans who neither forgot nor forgave his withering criticism of the George W. Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq.
There was no "fierce opposition from pro-Israel groups."
Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America stood up.
A few other Jewish groups snapped out of their vegetable torpor in time to scratch their heads, but that was basically it.
There was no "fierce opposition."
There was nothing even remotely close to "fierce opposition."
And now, due to American Jewish progressive-left ideological blindness, we have the first openly anti-Semitic Secretary of Defense in modern times; a man who favors Iran and Hamas and Hezbollah over the Jews in the Middle East.
"Progressive Zionists" should be very proud.