In Obama's world, the most important qualification for secretary of defense might well be: bugging Republicans.
With the "fiscal cliff" fight over, you would think Obama would want to save his fire for the looming battle over the debt ceiling. To the contrary, in picking Hagel, Obama has shown that he prefers to throw lighted matches at the right.
The president has chosen to make more enemies, and it's no accident.
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