Re "Hagels nomination signals to the world a declining U.S. role" (Viewpoints, Jan. 11): Charles Krauthammer's column makes you wonder about Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary.
He believes Israel must commit to peace, despite a steady rockets aimed at Israel and despite Israel's generous offer of Palestinian statehood. Hagel also believes in further negotiation with Iran, regarding its nuclear program. How naive.
I truly wonder at times in what world Obama resides.
-- Bill Harder, Sr., Auburn