Good news for Chuck Hagel: He might not be having much luck winning over the McCains and Grahams of the world, but at least someone is aware of his moral fiber — Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam and all-around good dude. A Chicago news site reports that in a speech yesterday, he told thousands of his followers that Hagel is just what the doctor ordered.
Regarding Hagel, Farrakhan said the Senate was holding up his confirmation because Hagel did not express unconditional support for Israel. He said Israeli lobbyists are applying pressure to senators to reject Hagel. Farrakhan said the country needs a Defense secretary like Hagel, who will follow his own conscience.
Other Farrakhan Supportees:
-Moammar Gadhafi — the Nation of Islam leader said the two were always friends.
-Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who had “a hush-hush meal” with Farrakhan and members of the New Black Panther Party in New York in 2010 according to the New York Post.
-Fidel Castro — Hagel’s newest supporter is also “in love with” the Cuban Revolution.
N.b.: Barack Obama, however, doesn’t rise to the level — Farrakhan recently called him an assassin and a murderer.
In short, Gadhafi, Ahmadinejad, Castro, Hagel: Good. Obama: Bad. Pop the champagne, Nebraska.