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.

https://twitter.com/jacobboyd/status/288017729162735616

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

  • BeyondPolls

    This proves that Obama is anti-Israel.

  • Turning Leaves

    What does Hagel give him that Lugar wouldn’t have, that any sane person would want?

  • tredglx

    Israel, be advised:
    You’re on your own. Godspeed.

  • TJ

    New #hashtag Hagel will bring back DADT and ban gays in the military. Also Iran likes him because he hates gays.

    It will be fun to see how the left will feel when this gets out.

  • rennyangel2

    Let the Dems. pass or defeat Hagel. The Reps. should not get exercised about Hagel at all. Whoever zero nominates is a disaster, as all the rest of his cabinet and czars are incompetent, zealous, unsuited, slavish, and ideologues.
    The GOP has debt ceiling krap to deal with. Forget Hagel.

  • Lady 12

    If Israel didn’t have enough enemies already, I’d be concerned about a war with them.