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Chuck Hagel's Accusers Are Getting Pushback

By Peter Beinart, The Daily Beast - January 14, 2013

From the beginning, Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense has been about more than just the policies he'd pursue at the Pentagon. It's been about the terms of legitimate discourse in Washington, D.C. And in this regard, even though he's yet to be confirmed, Hagel is already proving an agent of change.

He's proving an agent of change because over the past week or so, for the first time I can remember, the Jewish right's tactic of calling people they disagree with on Israel policy anti-Semitic has begun to backfire.

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