Roger Cohen en Chuck Hagel Celebrated as War Hero, 'True Friend' of Israel and 'All-Around Good Guy' <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>New York Times</em> has taken the offensive on all fronts in support of Chuck Hagel, "maverick" former Republican senator and President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, recounting his Vietnam War heroics in a way that previous Republican presidential candidates John McCain and Bob Dole could only envy, while accusing his GOP opponents of "bullying" him with accusations of anti-Semitism.<img src="" style="float: right;" height="206" width="294" /></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Chuck Hagel Israel/Palestine Myra McPherson Nicholas Kristof Roger Cohen Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:05:57 +0000 clay.waters 42200 at