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Anybody Need a Dogcatcher? I Recommend Hagel if you'll have him

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Hagel 2009: Send U.S. Troops to Impose Peace on Israel, Palestinians

    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, co-authored a 2009 report that called for U.S. troops to lead a peacekeeping force that would patrol the future borders between Israel and a Palestinian state.

    The report, referenced Saturday by Israel National News, also suggested that peace could be imposed from outside by the U.S., describing arguments to the contrary as “invalid.”

    The report, co-authored by Hagel with Carter administration Secretary of State Zbigniew Brzezinski, and former George H.W. Bush adviser Brent Scowcroft, among others, was produced in an effort to influence Obama administration policy in the president’s first term. It called upon the new president to make resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a top priority “early in his presidency” and to override “certain domestic constituencies.”