The only thing that is more pathetic than watching Chuck Hagel eat his words is watching Chuck Schumer drop to his knees to support the most anti-Semitic cabinet nominee in recent American history.
This morning Bret Stephens wrote this about the next to last revelation of Hagel’s visceral dislike and distrust of the Jewish state:
Chuck Hagel says he can't remember if he called the U.S. State Department "an adjunct of the Israeli foreign minister's office" in the Q&A following a March 2007 speech at Rutgers University, but that he repudiates the words all the same. Which makes him a crank who lacks even the courage of his convictions.
Just what we need in the Pentagon: a pusillanimous crank.
I propose a new Hagelian logic for those Democrats who are caught making statements that would get a Republican crucified.
1: I never said it.
2: If I said it, I didn’t mean it.
3. If I meant it, I didn’t know what I was saying.