Which makes him the perfect nominee in Obama’s eyes.
The Anti-Defamation League has officially come out against Chuck Hagel, the rumored front-runner to replace Leon Panetta as secretary of defense. Abe Foxman, the group’s National Director, tells the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin:
Chuck Hagel would not be the first, second, or third choice for the American Jewish community’s friends of Israel. His record relating to Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship is, at best, disturbing, and at worst, very troubling. The sentiments he’s expressed about the Jewish lobby border on anti-Semitism in the genre of professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt and former president Jimmy Carter.