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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

DB07 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:21 AM
Is it just me, or does Hagel seem like he's not all there?
Seawolf Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:31 AM
He came across to me like he was drunk/stoned. The rest of them ought to be embarrassed that he was ever IN their little club, half of them are morons and the other half are capons but THIS guy? If they gave kerry a pass after what he did, they'll approve anyone thereby making themselves irrelevant. I can BUY rubber stamps at the dollar store, I don't need these clowns.

The Senate's "advice and consent" role doesn't require it to rubber-stamp a presidential appointee for secretary of defense who senators believe would weaken America in this increasingly dangerous world.

Notwithstanding former Sen. Chuck Hagel's diminished view of the post -- "I won't be in a policymaking position" -- the secretary of defense is an exceedingly important position and must be filled with someone who understands the complexity and gravity of the threats we face.

In his testimony at his confirmation hearing, Hagel demonstrated a remarkable unwillingness to clarify his past statements, a stunning misapprehension of the identity, intentions and capabilities...