I am sending you this message today in strong opposition of Chuck Hagel's nomination as Secretary of Defense.
Despite Hagel's exemplary service in the U.S. military, it is
- his anti-semitic remarks about Israel,
- his willingness to talk to our enemies,
- his naive and dangerous "nuclear zero" policies and
- his lack of leadership experience
that make him a very poor candidate for the role of Secretary of Defense.
America needs a strong, unflinching leader who not only understands the different world arenas and their unique challenges, but possesses the necessary skill set to walk the delicate balance and make the difficult decisions that could impact us all.
In my opinion, Chuck Hagel is not the right man for this key role,
and I urge you to strongly oppose Chuck Hagel's confirmation as Secretary of Defense.