Be scared, America, very scared
Caroline Glick writes that what most Americans don't get is that the Hagel nomination is not about Israel. It's about disarming America
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Hagel -- and Obama -- have bigger fish to fry than Israel. They are
looking to take on the US military. They will slash military budgets,
they will slash pensions and medical benefits for veterans in order to
save a couple dollars and demoralize the military. They will
unilaterally disarm the US to the point where America's antiquated
nuclear arsenal will become a complete joke. And I don't see the
military capable of stopping it. Anyone remember the F-22?
find the whole Israel angle on Hagel irritating because of this. Yes,
Hagel will be bad to Israel. But we can minimize the damage by
diversifying our own arsenal and weaning ourselves off of US military
handouts that only serve as work subsidies for US military contractors
at the expense of Israeli ones.Moreover, for years that military aid has
been a corrupting force on Israel's general staff. I've been advocating
ending US military aid to Israel for more than a decade, but better
late than wait until we find ourselves at war and out of spare parts
because Hagel and Obama won't sign the requisition orders to Boeing and
Unlike Israel, the US military cannot
minimize the damage that Hagel and Obama will cause. America's
capabilities will suffer at the hands of the duly reelected Commander in
Chief and his duly appointed Defense Secretary. The only chance to
dodge that bullet was on Election Day and the American people blew it.
making this a story about Hagel the anti-Semite, nice senators like
Lindsey Graham and John McCain are obfuscating the main problem. The
main reason Hagel shouldn't be appointed is not because he hates Israel.
It is because he hates a strong America.
then, that is why Obama appointed him. The American people in their
wisdom, reelected Obama despite the fact that he wants to cut America
down to size, strangle the economy in regulations and unaffordable
welfare handouts and then gut its military. By making Hagel's
appointment about Israel all his opponents are doing is giving Hagel and
his supporters new excuses for sticking it to Israel.
was Obama and his supporters that started the myth that Netanyahu was
interfering in the elections, even though he did no such thing. All
Netanyahu did was welcome Romney to Israel during the campaign, just as
Olmert welcomed then senator Obama to Israel before the 2008 elections.
Hagel and their army of media outlets and operatives are setting Israel
up to take the blame for everything they do and in the process seeking
to demonize Israel's prime minister before the American people. The
campaign against Hagel the anti-Semite just plays into that while hiding
the real problem which is that he is anti-American.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Chuck Hagel, degrading US military capabilities