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Chuck Hagel's Contempt for the Senate

Bondman60 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 9:14 AM
Gaffney is spot-on, but it doesn't really matter. Of course, BHO agrees with Hagel's Global Zero goals. But even if Hagel doesn't get confirmed, Obama will find someone less controversial for the job who will work towards the same goals. These cabinet members serve at the pleasure of the president, and therefore follow his policies. You could put Cheney in there and he would either follow Whitehouse orders, or leave to "spend more time with his family." Like Obama says: "I won." No doubt, Americans won't take any of this seriously until at least one of our cities is smouldering pile of radioactive rubble.

In the run-up to the Senate Armed Services Committee's hearing this Thursday on Chuck Hagel's fitness to become the next Secretary of Defense, its members have been treated to the spectacle of the nominee spinning at the RPM of a prima ballerina.

Evidently, the former Nebraska senator has very low regard for those now serving in the Senate. He seems confident that they will either not see through - or at least not object to - his concerted efforts to: disavow his well-documented public record; obscure his serial, faulty judgments; and ignore the harm both suggest he is prepared to do,...