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January 08, 2013

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Anyone hear on All Things Considered last night where Eliot Abrams called Hagel an anti-Semite? Asshole neocons/Likudniks keeping it classy!

Eliot Abrams isn't even honestly that paranoid. He's hawking paranoia to gullible people. He's like those assholes who sold solar ovens before the Y2K thing to poor old people.

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Unfortunately, we had 8 years of nominations where the nominee would just lie to Congress about their views - knowing full well they couldn't be held to account when they subsequently were nominated and went back to doing what they said they woudn't. As the repubs used that so heavily, they are going to psychologically project their lies on the dem nominees - whether deserved or not.

Plus anything Hagel says that is pro-Gay or pro-don't-ask will be something the repubs can decry before the cameras.

And about Israel, the criticism of Hagel just shows that we don't want peace in the mid-East but want war. If we are a friend of Israel, wouldn't we be obligated to let them know when they are embarking on a campaign which is likely to not only cause problems for them but possibly start a Mideast war which negatively affects the world ?

Hope not to go too tin-foil-hat on this.

But in the X-files was a short scene where the secret group of folks (such as the smoking man, etc.) are sitting in a room and they are checking off recent events such as the fall of the iron curtain, etc. They conclude that the threats that they have been living their lives to protect the USA against have been taken care of. In short, there is really no reason for them to continue.

Thinking of the military-industrial complex which has blossomed under the cold war - I have to wonder if they saw their gravy train ending and simply re-invented themselves under different monikers by taking later events and disseminating slanted information to trump up those events to assure themselves of another few decades.

For example, we no longer fall for duck-and-cover. But post 9/11 they can make wads of money as experts for homeland security - getting us to run to home depot to get duct tape and plastic wrap to seal our houses in.

Sad thing is that this should seem overly cynical but instead sounds perfectly plausible.

i hope netafuckyou is nervous.

Hagel "dislikes war" so much he voted for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention the PATRIOT Act and warrantless wiretapping. But hey, Republicans dislike him now, and Obama nominated him, so he's a Democratic darling. Because principles.

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