Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense; tough confirmation battle expected

It looks like President Obama has settled on Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Gaining enough support to confirm him looks to be an uphill task for the administration.

Many conservatives have reservations about Hagel because he is not tough enough on Iran and has stood in opposition to Israel.

Sen. Lindsey Graham makes his opposition clear:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the nomination of Hagel would make war with Iran more likely.

Jonah Goldberg points out the hypocrisy on the Left:

In typical fashion, the lapdog media are beside themselves that a Republican would receive criticism from other Republicans.

Newsflash to all leftists: Unlike your side, we do not feel like we have to unify behind someone simply because he is (or was) a Republican.

Related:

Ari Fleischer unloads on Chuck Hagel

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