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Monday, January 7, 2013

Hagel, Brennan Nominations Expected To Be Controversial

On left, outgoing U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel is pictured during a farewell news conference in Omaha, Neb. December, 2008.  (Dave Weaver/AP). On right, John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, speaks at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance conference in Washington, Wednesday, in September 2011. (Susan Walsh/AP)

On left, outgoing U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel is pictured in December, 2008. (Dave Weaver/AP). On right, John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, is pictured in September 2011. (Susan Walsh/AP)

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Chuck Hagel as his next secretary of defense and John Brennan as the next head of the CIA.

Both nominations are likely to be controversial. Hagel, a former senator, has been criticized by fellow Republicans over his positions on Israel and Iran.

Brennan has faced questions about his connection to controversial interrogation tactics used during the Bush administration.

Brennan, who was the CIA’s deputy executive director under President Bush, is now President Obama’s counterterrorism adviser.

Guest:

  • Craig Whitlock, covers the Pentagon and national security for The Washington Post.

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  • Ted Z

    Chuck Hagel doesn’t play the game in Washington for many in Congress. This is the  expected reaction from those who are on the dole by the Jewish Lobbies of AIPAC and JINSA. Could you imagine a lobby in Washington for the Iranian government?
    Add to that of who controls the media in the US. Roughly 5-6 families.
    Control the thoughts of the masses and you control them. When you have a population which are fed basically misinfo, disinfo, lies, distortions, deceptions and distractions and are UNINFORMED, did this what happens. The media and government work hand in hand to manipulate the minds of the sheep.Keep the people dazed, confused, frightened, scared, sedated and unhealthy to control them.”I want to tell you something very clear, don’t worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it.”  Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3rd, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio”I’ve never seen a President, stand up to the Israelis. They always get what they want. If the American people understood what a grip these people have on our government, they would Rise up in Arms. Our citizens don’t have any idea what goes on.”   - Admiral Thomas Moorer Former Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff under Reagan 

  • Raoul Ornelas

    ‘Hagel, Brennan Nominations Expected To Be Controversial’

    I suppose Mr. Hagel is not pure enough for the Republican Nazis! Actually this about the Mitch McConnell/Lindsey Graham tactic to govern by obstructing. Proof: Did anyone watch McMcConnell’s performance on Meet The Press yesterday, Sunday Jan. 6, 2013? This is the same old voice of doom that can’t get along with a person of color. Second Proof: Mitch couldn’t talk to anyone about the Fiscal Mythical Cliff unless he was white enough. Mitch keeps droning “The President needs to lead” or “We have to drag the President screaming”  which translates: I do not accept your Presidency and you will have to let me lead! Perhaps we may have to hire Bill Murray to translate what is lost in translation, after all Bill has been elevated to a President…. sort of.Chuck Hagel has more patriotism and common sense than Mitch McConnell or Lindsey Graham have on the end of their fingernails; Mr. Hagel has my vote for Secretary of defense.

  • Necator21242

    As for your Jewish Lobby or Israeli Lobby, what’s the difference?
    What about the white or non-white lobby or black versus African American?
    I find it disgusting how the Jews, your so called “chosen people” like to hide behind that anti-Semitic card.

    Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer were right about this lobby in their paper titled “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy”

    I would expect this backlash from those in the media, Hollywood and Wall Street which heavily dominate those sectors.

    Beware of the Zionists and their Fifth Column in America. Protecting their interests in any way they can. They use their power, influence, money and lawyers to attack any opposition

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