Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hagel Is Good for...Goldberg

Wrote J. Goldberg in The Atlantic as part of his justification for supporting Hagel for Defense:

...I can't let anti-Semites dictate the terms of this debate. I think Israel is heading down a dangerous path, toward its own, eventual dissolution, because it refuses to contemplate even unilateral half-measures that could lay the groundwork for a Palestinian state. I've been arguing for years that the settlers are the vanguard of binationalism, and now they're closer to the center of power than ever not a hater of Israel. On the other hand, he, like Bob Gates, the former secretary of defense, might be able to look Netanyahu in the eye and demand an explanation for the Israeli government's actions on the West Bank.

Goldberg excuses Hagel's lure for anti-Semites, I presume.

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