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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

Everett39 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:26 PM
We ARE making sounds - those in power now refuse to hear the voices of those who are crying out for law and order, and to keep the country from becoming just another country . . What if a thousand+ left-wing extremists said the same wrong things, the way they have been, over and over and over for 30-40 years - does that make them right ?

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...