You would think this would send up warning flares for Team Obama, but it probably seals the deal for Chuck Hagel.
Iranian state press, Press TV, is praising President Barack Obama’s likely defense nominee as “anti-Israel,” according to a piece published on the propaganda outlet’s website. The piece is titled, “Obama expected to nominate anti-Israel Hagel as secretary of defense.”
The piece begins, “US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel, an outspoken critic of Israel, as the next Pentagon chief.”
Hagel has not yet been officially nominated for the defense secretary position, but all indicators suggest he’s at the top of President Obama’s list.
And, with apparent glee, the piece points out, “Some in the Israeli lobby have reportedly reacted with alarm to reports of Hagel’s nomination as he is known as an outspoken critic of the Zionist lobby in Washington.”
Obama could always opt for a less controversial pick, but why would he do that when he can poke people in the eye?