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Tehran Supports Chuck Hagel, and Nobody Really Seems to Care

Posted on | February 18, 2013 | 9 Comments

This ought to be shocking

Hooshang Amirahmadi, who led Rutgers’ Center for Middle Eastern Studies when Hagel came to campus, is the founder and president of the American-Iranian Council. He arranged for Hagel’s speech on March 2, 2007, the faculty source told The Daily Caller.

The connection between Obama’s choice for Secretary of Defense and Amirahmadi, a tool of the anti-American dictatorship in Tehran, really ought to be shocking — even more shocking than a Soviet spy becoming a key State Department official. Yet the embrace of America’s worst enemies is nowadays greeted with nonchalance, because . . .

Well, who is America’s worst enemy, eh?

[B]eing friendly with Hamas supporters is no obstacle to higher office in American politics. We elected a guy president twice who fits that description, remember?

Patriotism, R.I.P. Welcome to the post-American age . . .



9 Responses to “Tehran Supports Chuck Hagel, and Nobody Really Seems to Care”

  1. SoyIentGreen
    February 18th, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    @smitty_one_each No one cares because it’s Tehran. Would you flip out if Tehran came out in support of anyone or think they’re idiots?

  2. DaveO
    February 18th, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    Hagel is just another Holiday-Season Elf, here to distribute Santobama Claus’s presents.

    On a less sarcastic note: either Israel is G-d’s to protect against all odds, or it isn’t. This POTUS grew up communist, and communism loved its pogroms.

  3. Bob Belvedere
    February 18th, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    Is it true that, if Hagel doesn’t get approved, he and Boehner will star in new TV show on Al Gorezeera: This Old Souse???

  4. Chris Hadrick
    February 18th, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    How can a country that has oil be anti American?

  5. Wombat_socho
    February 19th, 2013 @ 12:47 am

    Ask the Russians and Venezuelans.

  6. Bob Belvedere
    February 19th, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    It’s a case of Ideology trumping Common Sense.

  7. Chris Hadrick
    February 19th, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    “no one seems to care” but he’ll continue to carry water for the neoconservatives anyway.

  8. DaveO
    February 19th, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Who is carrying water for the neocons? Hagel?

  9. Chris Hadrick
    February 19th, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    no this guy.