Chuck Hagel’s speech at Rutgers University in 2007 has been on the front burner the last few days because he is alleged to have said in that speech: the U.S. was an “adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.” Just as Senators Graham and McCain say they will remove the ‘hold’ on Hagel’s nomination as they take him at his word (silly boys) that he doesn’t “recall” saying it, we get this news: Hagel’s Rutgers’ speech was scheduled, and Hagel was escorted to it, by Hooshang Amirahmadi, an Iranian politician who is currently on the ballot to run for President and to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Amirahmadi is pro-Hamas, pro-Hezbollah and you can’t get on an Iranian ballot unless you are “Shia, male, and committed to the Islamic revolution,” and the Mullah’s must approve your candidacy, according to Daily Caller. So after making a lot of noise about a ‘block, the Gang of 2 have have lain down and rolled over.
While both men have said Hagel is “unsuited” for the position, the purpose of the “block” to deny an up or down vote, was intended to force the administration to hand-over answers to questions on Benghazi and the deaths of 4 Americans. Laughable, as two separate contempt of court charges against Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and a U.S. lawsuit and Contempt of Court charge by the House of Representatives (and I remember a contempt of court charge as well) against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder can’t move this administration. The administration is lawless and it’s time this Congress understand the Rule of Law is dead.
The Hagel “adjunct” quote came from this blog post, dated March 3, 2007, written by George Ajjan who ran for Congress in 2004. The enthusiastic and political Hagel supporter highlighted the speech in 7 points. Hagel’s speech transcript has been found, but the question and answer period was not transcribed. The search is on. Congress has requested two additional speeches by Hagel and the waiting stonewalling continues.
Never mind, these two Senators have abandoned their ‘hold’ just as evidence piles up, they’ve gotten no answers to the important questions they sought and answers the American people are due, a connection to an Iranian Islamist, whose goal is to demolish Israel surfaces, isn’t enough to keep them hot and bothered. Graham and McCain always look for camera time, and this is how they stay relevant in the news. Photo credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP