Chuck Hagel: “Expert” on both Cuba and on Family Values


“Elian is now where he belongs.” (Chuck Hagel after the armed raid on Lazaro Gonzalez’ home.)

To me, this case has always been fundamentally about a father-son relationship. Elián lost his mother in a tragic way. By all accounts, Elián and his father have had a loving relationship. The alarming photographs from Saturday’s operation by the Justice Department obscured the point of the raid — to reunite Elián with his father when those housing him had repeatedly refused to hand him over.

The boy is where he belongs..

From an article Senator Hagel penned for the New York Times April 28 2000.

For the sake of America’s furture defense, let’s hope Hagel isn’t really this stupid. Let’s hope he was playing politics ( i.e. lying.)




7 thoughts on “Chuck Hagel: “Expert” on both Cuba and on Family Values

  1. Doesn’t Hagel look trustworthy? Like a used car salesman. Of course, he really gets Cuba and totally got the Elián thing, certainly much better than “those people.” And naturally he cared SO much more about Elián than they did. As usual, presumptuousness on parade. Only it’s not so much presumptuousness as saying/doing whatever suits your agenda, even if you know it’s BS–and I suspect he knows he’s full of it. One can only hope Hagel winds up where HE belongs, not where he doesn’t, but shit happens. A lot.

  2. Take it from a lifelong Nebraskan: Chuck Hagel, who thankfully is no longer representing the Cornhusker state, is an imbecile. He always has been. He always will be.

    As one writer pointed out, Chuck Hagel reflects the conventional wisdom in nearly respect. Someone in the Omaha paper just wrote an article praising him. The article begins by noting that the author is a former Army officer. Hmmm, maybe he knows what he is talking about. Then it says he was a CIA analyst for 27 years. Ready the lifeboats, man, we ain’t got time for stragglers!

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