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Graham destroys Hagel--and Israel-haters--over 'Jewish lobby'

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is an experienced military lawyer, but asked Hagel two very simple questions about the "Jewish lobby" "Israel lobby": can you name one Senator that has been "intimidated" (as Hagel had claimed) by them? Can you name one "dumb thing" (another Hagel claim) the Senate has done because of them? Hagel had to admit that he could not. The Israel-haters--who proudly claim Hagel's newfound support for Israel is a lie--have had their idiocy called out in front of the entire nation. 

Incidentally, the so-called "lobby" has been embarrassingly timid on the Hagel nomination. AIPAC's silence has been taken by some Democrats to mean tacit support for Hagel--wrongly, but predictably. In the unlikely event that Hagel is defeated (which would require several Democrats to come to their senses), the Israel-haters will no doubt blame the "lobby" anyway. 


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