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Hagel’s troubling Cuba policy comes back to haunt him

As if Chuck Hagel's other dubious positions were not enough to prove he is not qualified to hold any position of influence, the Obama nominee for Secretary of Defense also has to answer for his troubling policy towards the murderous, criminal, and tyrannical Cuban dictatorship just ninety miles from our shores.

Via the Miami Herald's Naked Politics blog:

With new group against Hagel, will his Cuba policies draw more fire?

A new conservative group, Americans for Strong Defense, has been formed to take on Chuck Hagel's defense secretary nomination by President Obama.

While most of the attention against the former Republican Nebraska senator has centered on his positions regarding Israel and (to a lesser degree) gays in the military, Hagel's stances on Cuba could get more attention. A prominent anti-Castro activist, Maurico Claver-Carone, sits on Americans for Strong Defense's board and recently his Capitol Hill Cubans blog  featured an editorial bashing Hagel. Rep. Ileans Ros-Lehtinen has expressed concern with Hagel. Sen. Marco Rubio has as well.

Americans for a Strong Defense is running ads targeting senators in five states (Florida isn't one of them). The ads, however, don't mention Cuba and instead focus on the threats of Iran, North Korea and Russia.

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