Today the Emergency Committee for Israel released “Confusion,” a web ad highlighting Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s confused response at last week’s hearing to questions about the Obama administration’s Iran policy.

During his confirmation hearing on Thursday, Hagel could not explain — despite repeated attempts — the administration’s policy of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Instead, Hagel first said he supported the president’s policy of “containment,” i.e. containing Iran after it acquires nuclear weapons. Then, attempting to correct himself, he said the administration “takes no position” on containment. Finally, Senator Levin was forced to explain to Hagel that “we do not favor containment.”

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ECI’s executive director, Noah Pollak, said: “Is it too much to ask that the nominee for Secretary of Defense understands the policy of the Obama administration on the single most important national security challenge facing the United States?”

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  1. Chuck Hagel's Suspense Hearing ain’t 'disturbing' but edutaining. Chuck Hagel's Bizarre out of the ordinary Eight hours Hearings of bloviating, grandstanding and browbeating. In fact, not enough time for serious deliberation over key policy questions. For instance in hearing transcript running to nearly 60,000 words, the word "DRONE" doesn't show up even once. Chuck Hagel is The Fifth Defense Secretary with Military Past. Lindsey Graham 'Seems Clueless' On Iran. At least Chuck Hagel knows that Iran is in Asia not Antarctica. Another way to say: “I Knackered outloud and am damn sorry to badmouth you’. Never mind about SURGE! John McCain cleared the way for Chuck Hagel to be next Secretary of Defense. “I do not believe that we should filibuster,” McCain told POLITICO. “To vote against is entirely the judgment of each individual senator, but filibuster I think would be inappropriate.” Vulnerable Filibuster contempt by Sen. Mitch McConnell flagged.

  2. Jewish Media Religiously campaigned ‘AGAINST’ purely Falsepride. Chuck Hagel Ain’t Dumb and Dumbest to foster Israel to risk American interests wherever Israel loathed. Jews are More Dumb and Dumbest if they don’t believe that. Chuck Hagel's Suspense Hearing ain’t 'disturbing' but edutaining. Chuck Hagel's Bizarre out of the ordinary Eight hours Hearings of bloviating, grandstanding and browbeating. In fact, not enough time for serious deliberation over key policy questions. For instance in hearing transcript running to nearly 60,000 words, the word "DRONE" doesn't show up even once. Chuck Hagel is The Fifth Defense Secretary with Military Past. Lindsey Graham 'Seems Clueless' On Iran. At least Chuck Hagel knows that Iran is in Asia not Antarctica. Another way to say: “I Knackered outloud and am damn sorry to badmouth you’. Never mind about SURGE! John McCain cleared the way for Chuck Hagel to be next Secretary of Defense. “I do not believe that we should filibuster,” McCain told POLITICO. “To vote against is entirely the judgment of each individual senator, but filibuster I think would be inappropriate.” Vulnerable Filibuster contempt by Sen. Mitch McConnell flagged.

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