Yes, it's true. He has sided with the terror organization and is being praised to high heaven by groups like CAIR, council on American Islamic Relations. Now Muslim websites are all a dither, advising their readers to send Hagel a 'thank you' letter/email/fax thanking him for his support.
Cut And Run GOP Senator - Chuck Hagel - Commended By Saudi Front Group CAIR
It appears that Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel has impressed the Islamists at the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR], that organization's press release today commending him on his pro-Hezbollah call for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon."How do we realistically believe that a continuation of the systematic destruction of an American friend, the country and people of Lebanon, is going to enhance America's image and give us the trust and credibility to lead a lasting and sustained peace effort in the Middle East? The sickening slaughter on both sides, Mr. President, must end, and it must end now. President Bush must call for an immediate cease-fire. This madness must stop."
CAIR's Executive Director, Nihad Awad congratulated Hagel on his statement, clearly viewing it as an attack on both America and Israel:
"It takes great moral courage for elected officials to ignore party politics and the pressure of special interest groups to stand on principle in a time of crisis...Senator Hagel deserves the thanks of all those who wish to see an immediate end to the current round of violence in the Middle East."
Perhaps Senator Hagel is not aware of or has forgotten that Hezbollah has killed more U.S. citizens than any other terrorist organization outside of al-Qaeda, including 241 servicemen murdered by them in Beirut on October 23, 1983. Demonstrating the will and capability of operating outside their borders, Hezbollah - acting under the direction of Khomeini - conducted a bombing spree across central Europe in 1985 and 1986 that killed 13 and wounded hundreds. -- Pipeline News