Having served my country in the enlisted ranks, I feel a special affinity towards and respect for the Secretary. Like the president, I feel that Chuck Hagel's enlisted service has been an asset to his service as Secretary of Defense.
I am not one for admitting I am wrong, but sometimes the evidence is so overwhelming that I have to say it. I was wrong. Specifically I have been repeatedly wrong when I said that the Israel lobby could not be defeated unless and until the President of the United States confronted it directly.