Discussing the implications of Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary on Sky News

"I think the criticism of Hagel that he's somehow anti-Israeli is patently ridiculous. What he's clearly said is that this is not a zero-sum game. Having good relations with Israel is not mutually exclusive of having good relations with Arab countries or Muslim countries or trying to ease tensions between the United States and Iran. So I think that's actually something to celebrate in a Defense Secretary nominee: someone who's not going to be trigger-happy in terms of wanting to go to war with Iran."