Thursday, 10 January 2013


    Top-ranking government officials in Jerusalem confirmed Tuesday that Israel would exercise its longstanding, constitutionally granted veto power over American policy if U.S. lawmakers confirmed retired congressman Chuck Hagel as the United States’ next Secretary of Defense. “In light of Mr. Hagel’s worrying remarks on Israeli-Palestinian relations and questionable classification of Israeli interests as ‘the Jewish lobby,’ we consider him a highly inappropriate choice for Defense Secretary who stands far out of line with our national priorities, and therefore we are prepared to swiftly and resolutely use our official veto power over this U.S. action,” said Israeli government spokesperson Mark Regev of the legal maneuver that the small Middle Eastern nation has employed to block U.S. Cabinet nominees, U.S. legislation, U.S. international relations, and U.S. domestic policy over 1,400 times in its 64-year history. “Because congress does not possess the necessary nine-tenths majority to override an Israeli veto, they’ll have no choice but to head back to the drawing board and provide a Defense Secretary whom we find more suitable.” Sources confirmed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sent the White House a list of three individuals the Israeli leader considered appropriate to head the American military from which U.S. President Barack Obama could choose.

When you become fodder for THE ONION’s Roasts you’ve got a P.R. Problem!

After considerable genuflection and renouncing of all he has previously said and actually believes a bloodied and chastened Chuck Hagel will probably emerge from his Capitol Hill grilling to take over at the Pentagon.   But he will be so boxed in by what he was forced to so publicly and so repeatedly utter and promise that his powers will be considerable checked — just as is the case with his boss by the way, especially on all matters relating to Israel, Iran, and the larger Middle East.

Despite the P.R. problem and despite all the hoopla otherwise by the severely fractured and largely impotent “Arab Lobby”, the powers and reach of the Israeli/Jewish Lobby today are greater than ever.

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