The Lost Tribe: Jewish Democrats Back Hagel
With Democrats poised to ram former Senator Chuck Hagelís nomination through the Senate, despite Hagelís refusal to turn over all relevant financial records and speeches, all eyes should now turn to the Democrats who portray themselves as pro-Israel.
If a Republican president nominated someone as anti-Israel and borderline antisemitic as Hagel to Secretary of Defense--say, Pat Buchanan--the press would rightly have a field day. But when President Barack Obama does so, aided by self-interested politicians who proclaim their abiding belief in the ties between the United States and Israel, the press remains silent.
ďThe fact is that the average manís love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely.Ē ~ H. L. Mencken