How stupid is Chuck Hagel? Pretty stupid, I’d say – stupid enough to have bought the Iraq War for Oil canard, apparently. From the Weekly Standard:
In a post yesterday waxing enthusiastic about Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, Michael Moore called attention to a statement of Hagel that I don’t believe had been previously much noted. Here it is, from September 2007:
“People say we’re not fighting for oil. Of course we are,” said the Republican Senator from Nebraska Chuck Hagel to law students of Catholic University last September. “They talk about America’s national interest. What the hell do you think they’re talking about? We’re not there for figs.”
He also makes bigoted statements about gays and Jews – just the guy for Secretary of Defense.
PREDICTION: With Kerry at State and Hagel at Defense, Obama will be far more dangerous (and free to do what he wants) in the foreign policy area than the economy.