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Feb 11, 2013 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel once argued the United States “shouldn’t even be thinking about options of bombing Iran,” despite his insistence that “all options” must be on the table during his January confirmation hearing.

The comments, made by Hagel at a 2008 appearance and first reported by the Weekly Standard Sunday, feature Hagel arguing for engagement with Iran (as he has in the past) and discussing the threat of Israel using a nuclear weapon.

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