Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is defending Chuck Hagel against Republicans who think he is anti-Israel.
I think that’s ridiculous. I think that Senator Hagel has been somebody that has voted for help for Israel over the years, has made very clear his support for Israel, and has talked about the historic bond. And so I think that is just a charge that doesn’t make sense at all.
Apparently, Albright missed the fact that CAIR praised Hagel for trying to undermine Israel’s plan to strike Hezbollah in 2006.
Maybe she missed the fact that Hagel was one of only four senators who refused to sign a letter in support of Israel in 2004 or that, in 2005, he was one of 27 senators who refused to ask the Palestinian Authority to bar terrorist groups from participating in national elections.
Or maybe she missed Hagel’s ongoing support for Iran.
Either way, she either doesn’t understand the real Chuck Hagel or she is covering for him.