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  •  As bad as the Israeli government is now (3+ / 0-)
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    Eric Stratton, poco, Alexandre

    it is likely to be even worse in three weeks.  Maybe the Hagel appointment will shake some "soft" Likud voters by seriously worrying them about U.S. relations with an extreme right Israeli government.

    Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

    by Paleo on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:58:04 PM PST

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    •  Things will get worse before they get better. (4+ / 0-)
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      Paleo, Alexandre, Shane Hensinger, poco

      Which assumes they do get better. When people are more worried about Hagel somehow screwing over gay servicemen (which I don't see happening) that they are about the actual foreign policy implications of the SecDef nomination, I'd say they've pretty seriously lost the plot.

      Things are very dark in Israel now. Confirming Hagel needs to be a priority as a message to Likud, the neocons as well as the Arabs; that things have to change.

      You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

      by Eric Stratton on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:14:15 PM PST

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