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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

Doug5049 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:11 AM
They'll confirm him. They confirmed Kagan, Sotomayor, and Kerry. They'd confirm Charles Manson.
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:06 AM
He wouldn't help them much with the Black vote.
Seawolf Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:34 AM
He has already bought them [with our money], they'll approve him because he's just as dumb as most of them. Compare this group with those of old....verry disappointing.
Seawolf Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:02 AM
If the Rosenbergs were alive today, they'd have cabinet positions.

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...