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In defence of Chuck Hagel, as the Washington Post declares war

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The assaults on Hagel began almost immediately after his name was floated for the secretary of defense job -- and from the usual sources. First, it was the self-appointed protectors of Israel, who determined Hagel suspect because he finds the efforts of the pro-Israel lobby to punish any public official who diverges from the notion that Israel can do no wrong somewhat problematic. Why is Hagel a hater of Jews? Because he once suggested that 'the Jewish lobby' intimidates more than a few politicians. On the heels of this rather predictable attack came Wednesday's full-throated assault on Hagel in the Washington Post, in an editorial titled 'Chuck Hagel is not the Right Choice for Defense Secretary.'
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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