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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:51 AM
"I won't be in a policymaking position" Complete and utter moron devoid of any understanding of the requirements of the position.
Ron781 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:41 AM
He may have been told this by Obama since Obama want to make all policy in his role as King. If a key measure of the skill used by a person as President is his selection of key supporting people in his administration, it appears Chuck is a good selection for Obama since his other selections have been pretty poor as well. When the top man selects losers, he too is then a loser. But we knew that, so never mind.
Seawolf Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:15 AM
Now THAT's a reall reason to approve someone.."I won't do a thing except cash my check and stroke barry's ego" or whatever else he wants stroked as well. I can't believe we have so many completely effed up, stupid, anti-American people running this circus.

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...