Couldn’t– or wouldn’t?

Israel/Palestine
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In the Washington Post, Dana Milbank praises South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham for badgering Chuck Hagel for his criticism of the Israel lobby for intimidating legislators:

And Graham delivered a memorable hectoring of Hagel for the nominee’s prior claim that lawmakers are “intimidated” by the Israel lobby. “Name one,” Graham challenged. Hagel couldn’t.

Maybe Hagel was intimidated by the lobby?

At least Milbank is acknowledging that there’s a lobby. He’s part of it; here he is, honoring the political ideas of his daughter’s Israeli au pair 2 years ago– and saying Obama had blundered by speaking of the ’67 lines, thereby alienating Israeli opinion. As if we should base our policy on the views of a rightwing polity. 

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