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Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, tells National Review Online that he will âÂÂÂÂpostponeâÂÂÂÂ the nomination of Chuck Hagel, President ObamaâÂÂÂÂs nominee for secretary of defense.
âÂÂÂÂIâÂÂÂÂll do that for as long as it takes,âÂÂÂÂ he says, firmly. âÂÂÂÂIâÂÂÂÂm going to make sure there is a 60-vote margin.âÂÂÂÂ
âÂÂÂÂHagel may be passed out of the committee, but itâÂÂÂÂs going to be a long, long time before he hits the floor,âÂÂÂÂ Inhofe says. âÂÂÂÂWeâÂÂÂÂre going to need as much time as possible, and there are going to be several of us who will have holds.âÂÂÂÂ
âÂÂÂÂEach day that goes by will make it more difficult for Democrats who say they are pro-Israel to hold out,âÂÂÂÂ Inhofe explains. âÂÂÂÂI want everyone to be very clear about his past statements and his positions.âÂÂÂÂ
Inhofe says he will not block HagelâÂÂÂÂs committee vote on Tuesday. Instead, he will focus entirely on an extended floor fight over the final confirmation. âÂÂÂÂHeâÂÂÂÂs definitely going to make it out of the committee,âÂÂÂÂ he predicts.
The Oklahoma senator, who has been one of HagelâÂÂÂÂs fiercest critics, says that he will not walk out of the committee vote, as some have rumored.
InhofeâÂÂÂÂs main concern remains HagelâÂÂÂÂs position on Israel. âÂÂÂÂThe anti-Israel history of Chuck Hagel is real,âÂÂÂÂ he says. âÂÂÂÂWe canâÂÂÂÂt have someone at the Pentagon who has made these kind of statements.âÂÂÂÂ
HagelâÂÂÂÂs financial-disclosure issues, he adds, are not central to why heâÂÂÂÂs working to postpone the nomination. âÂÂÂÂThat doesnâÂÂÂÂt bother me,âÂÂÂÂ he says. âÂÂÂÂTo me, thatâÂÂÂÂs minor.âÂÂÂÂ
Religious fanatic Inhofe in 2002:
I believe very strongly that we ought to support Israel; that it has a right to the land. This is the most important reason: Because God said so. As I said a minute ago, look it up in the Book of Genesis. It is right up there on the desk. In Genesis 13:14âÂÂÂÂ17, the Bible says:
The Lord said to Abraham, âÂÂÂÂLift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are northward, and southward, and eastward and westward: for all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed forever. . . . Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to thee.âÂÂÂÂ That is God talking.
The Bible says that Abraham removed his tent and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar before the Lord. Hebron is in the West Bank. It is at this place where God appeared to Abram and said, âÂÂÂÂI am giving you this land âÂÂÂÂ the West BankâÂÂÂÂ. This is not a political battle at all. It is a contest over whether or not the word of God is true.
Emphasis mine. To borrow a conservative meme: if Inhofe loves Israel so much, he should go serve in the Knesset, not here.
Fundamentalism like this is not faith. It's a mental disorder. And it is close cousins with the same rigid theology that fuels jihad around the globe.
I would like to respond, but jedwarnicky say that I can't bring religion into the argument. Only anti-religious input is allowed.
Do you even know the difference between Judaism and the nation of Israel?
Yes.. We used to be an ally with the nation of Isreal... until Obama sided with the Muslims.
Your response shows that you don't know the difference either.