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Chuck Hagel: A Man to Watch -- Carefully

Dyadd Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:51 AM
Eventually people get weary of wars that never yield peace or any other lasting benefit for the all the costs, wounds, and death. Hagel will have broad appeal in a world where victory is illegal.

It should be interesting, the confirmation hearings on the nomination of Charles Hagel to be the next secretary of defense of the United States.

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A lot more interesting than the hearings on John Kerry's nomination as secretary of state or John Brennan's nomination as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. There may have been a time when those nominations were supposed to be controversial, but compared to the choice of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, both look like cinches to sail through the confirmation process.

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Mr. Hagel's qualifications to head the...