Iran excited by the Hagel thesis

At the Weekly Standard, Daniel Halper describes the Iran PressTV site as the state-run propaganda outlet. In the outlet’s piece on the prospective nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, one can observe that the mullahs are pretty excited by the Hagel thesis.

The piece struggles a bit with idiomatic English. Nevertheless, the Islamically correct Schadenfreude comes through loud and clear. “Some in the Israeli lobby have reportedly reacted with alarm to reports of Hagel’s nomination as he is known as an outspoken critic of the Zionist lobby in Washington,” Iran PressTV reports.

The mullahs aren’t alarmed by the prospect of the Hagel thesis. They all but endorse it. What a friend they have in Hagel.

In its own way, the Iran PressTV piece is highly illuminating. The proper companion to it is “Chuck Hagel’s Jewish problem” by Bret Stephens in today’s Wall Street Journal.


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