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Friday, February 1, 2013

Ed Koch Dies: Opposed Hagel Nomination

New York City's colorful former mayor, Ed Koch, passed away today. Less than a month ago, Koch made known his objections to Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense and admitted that Obama is no friend of Israel (

"In an interview with The Algemeiner, former Mayor of New York, Ed Koch, a lifelong Democrat who supported President Obama’s recent re-election, expressed disappointment with the President’s decision to nominate former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.

'Frankly, I thought that there would come a time when he would renege on what he conveyed on his support of Israel,' said Koch, adding, 'it comes a little earlier than I thought it would.'

'It’s very disappointing, I believe he will ultimately regret it,' Koch said, 'and it undoubtedly will reduce support for him in the Jewish community, but I don’t think he (the President) worries about that now that the election is over.'"

Koch, who supported Obama's re-election, had the integrity to express his outrage. A pity that New York Senator Chuck Schumer, unlike Koch, has chosen political expediency instead and is backing Hagel's outrageous candidacy.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing how some folks are given opportunities beyond the level of local government.Palin fits that scenario as well.