Well, know a man by his friends. Obama is reportedly planning on choosing former arch RINO senator Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense. That tells us everything we need to know about his plans for a second term foreign policy.
Normally, the Secretary of State is chosen from a group of globalist leftists, irrespective of who is president. However, the Secretary of Defense is typically someone who subscribes to a belief in peace through strength and a strong national security. But Obama is about to choose a man to head Defense that is to the left of the current Secretary of State – if that is even possible.
Chuck Hagel is a big fan of the UN and an ardent supporter of negotiations with Iran, Hamas, and just about every enemy of our country and way of life. He was known as one of the most anti-Israel members of the Senate – ever. Among his many leftwing extracurricular activities, he is the chairman of the Atlantic Council. Here is the front page of their website:
With this picture in mind, it’s not hard to understand why Chuck Hagel was one of only 4 Senators who refused to sign a letter in support of Israel during the 2000 Intifada. He also refused to agree to a deceleration designating Hezbollah as a terrorist group.
As much as we are focused on domestic policy, we must be prepared for a dangerous foreign policy during Obama’s second term.