Hagel’s Strong Statement On Gays

Dec 21 2012 @ 1:47pm

He says exactly what he should:

“My comments 14 years ago in 1998 were insensitive. They do not reflect my views or the totality of my public record, and I apologize to Ambassador Hormel and any LGBT Americans who may question my commitment to their civil rights. I am fully supportive of ‘open service’ and committed to LGBT military families.”

That’s all I and HRC asked of him and all that could possibly be asked for. The rest is smears – and there will be more to come, knowing how fanatical and ruthless the Greater Israel lobby is.

This is fast becoming a litmus test of whether an American president can nominate a defense secretary without getting the blessing of the AIPAC chorus. Yes, we have sunk that far. But this could be a turning point for a saner Middle East policy.