Senator Cardin (D., MD) Knocks Down Hagel’s Argument

by Nathaniel Botwinick

Senator Ben Cardin (D., MD) rejected Chuck Hagel’s position that the United States should have waited for the international community in applying sanctions against Iran on MSNBC this afternoon: “I personally don’t understand why we should delay allowing Iran to move more aggressively forward with its nuclear weapons program when we move forward with sanctions the international community followed us. These are questions I think as a senator I have a responsibility to get his answers before making a decision on whether to support his confirmation or not.”