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A Petty Decision by Obama

Dave64 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:22 AM
A moderate volume of ICBMs could reduce the city to dust, and the US can recoup all the foreign aid we have given them over the years by selling bits of the wailing wall of the Temple.

It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower (R-Texas) more than 20 years ago.

The interesting question is, why? Why waste the political capital? Why pass over more qualified candidates who would sail through confirmation, including Michele Flournoy -- who'd be the first female defense secretary?

The most ridiculous answer is among the mainstream media's favorites: bipartisanship. According to Politico, the choice "appeals to Obama's bipartisan spirit." The...