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Why Chuck Hagel? Obama’s “stick it to Israel” campaign [TLR Note: Claims about “the Jewish lobby” supports Israel – highly inaccurate. Those who support Israel are usually Christian Fundamentalist i.e. Pat Robertson ; In his second term, Obama is more daring as Jeff Bleich, John Roos, Howard Dickstein, Mark Friedman and Ayelet Waldman no longer needed]

Politico runs a piece called “Why Obama went all-in on Chuck Hagel.” The article eventually provides an answer: “because he’s unafraid of sacred cows. . . .”

The “sacred cows” aren’t named, but they don’t have to be. Obama nominated Hagel to stick it publicly to Israel and what he and Hagel consider “the Jewish lobby.”

Actually, the “pro-Israel lobby” probably could have killed the Hagel nomination, and would have done so if it were worthy of this description. Instead, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, and AIPAC have remained on the sidelines, cowed by Barack Obama.

Score one for Obama’s “stick it to Israel” campaign.

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