You Know Who's 'Hopeful' About Hagel as SecDef? Iran, That's Who.

Sometimes, all you can do is chuckle knowingly.

Iran's Foreign Ministry says it is hopeful the appointment of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon would improve relations between Tehran and the U.S.

Asked about Hagel's nomination, ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Tehran was hopeful that there would be "practical changes" to U.S. foreign policy, and that nations would change their attitude towards the U.S. if it respected their rights.

The nation that re-elected Barack Obama, some knowing exactly what he would do, is likely to tolerate Chuck Hagel leading our military.