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Hagel and Defense

Al1997 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 2:26 PM
Hagel can be happy that my opinion has nothing to do with his appointment to Secty of Defense. He will probably be appointed and he will do the bidding of Obama, for him and Obama have many opinions in common and so the country will continue the slide into obsecurity as a Nation on the world stage. We the people have nothing to say on this issue, but We the people get to pay the bills that will be coming from the foolish mistakes these two clowns make in our name.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 3:00 PM
Who cares if the US "slides to obscurity"? The government is not here to take center stage in world affairs. It is here to guarantee our freedom. And it can do that very well without sticking its nose in everybody else's business.

Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two purple hearts from a war many opposed and many more tried to avoid.

Some think Hagel's 2006 comment about "the Jewish lobby" should disqualify him, believing it a code word for anti-Semitic sentiments. There is nothing wrong with criticizing the policies of any Israeli government. Israelis likely do this more than foreigners. It's just that Jews are rightly sensitive to the use of words like these because it may...