[VIDEO BELOW] Klein Online Reports: Terrorism is not a belief but instead is a response to despair and a lack of hope, argued Chuck Hagel in unreported remarks during a 2007 senate hearing. “But when people have no hope, when there’s despair, little else matters,” said Hagel.
He continued: “And this is not about terrorists don’t like freedom. Tell that to the Palestinian people who have been chained down for many, many years. Terrorism is not a strategy, it’s a tactic. Terrorism is not a plan. It’s not a belief like democracy or monarchy. It’s a tactic.” Hagel was speaking during a January 24, 2007 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on Iraq.
John Brennan, President Obama’s counterterror adviser, once defined them term jihad as to “purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal.” Brennan is now Obama’s pick to head the CIA.