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Hagel and Israel

Former Israeli official Alon Pinkas writes that the attacks on Chuck Hagel as "anti-Israel" are unfounded and do not serve the US-Israel relationship.
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) meets with co-chairmen of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)(R) and former Senator David Boren (D-OK) and senior leadership of the intelligence community in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington October 28, 2009.    REUTERS/Jim Young    (UNITED STATES POLITICS)

Even by the ugly and depressing standards of Washington's [un]civility and character assassination as a beltway hobby, the recent attacks on former Senator Chuck Hagel seem venomous and iniquitous.

The fact that Washington has a readily available thesaurus for such phenomena: "Borked", "Swift-Boated" and, lately, even "Riced," says it all.

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