Still, I have to say Hagee was using religious logic at its best.
Here, let's look at the quote, shall we?
"Then God sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun, and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter. ... How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said, 'My top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel.'"
So here's the thing - taken out of context, we could look and say "GOD WANTED HITLER TO KILL JEWS!". We all know, theists or not, that this is a crappy thing to say. Period.
But that's NOT what he was saying! He was saying something that Jews in Israel have been saying for 60 years now! Of course, it's generally phrased a bit differently - but it's still said. Usually, it goes along the lines of "well, if it wasn't for Hitler it would have been a lot harder to buy a house in this little slice of land surrounded on 3 sides by illiterate assholes who want to kill us because we like bagels and lox".
One of the things that's striking here is that Hagee was speaking out of religious logic. He was following, exactly, the teachings of his religion without tempering them with current-day logic (sorta - bear with me here). I am kind of glad he did, because anyone who looks at the quote who is religious will sort of say to him / herself "well GOLLY, the logic is sound but holy cow that guy is a jerk and what a crappy thing for a god to do!" Maybe things like this, where the really religious leaders of the country put their brand of logic on widespread display, will actually help more people to learn how to reject the cognitive dissonance of dogma.
Doubt it, actually - but it's nice to think about.