The Hawks did everything they could to destroy the president during the 2012 Election. Obama delivered a crushing blow to Romney. Since the Washington Post's editorial today stated that Hagel was not anti-Israel or antisemitic, the Hawks know their vicious attacks are False. Israel is burning their political capital needlessly in the US. The president's job approval today is 56%. The Hawks would cease smearing if they had a brain. No ones listening to them anymore. Crying wolf can be fatal.
Republican former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore files paperwork to enter presidential race (AP)