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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

Everett39 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:59 PM
So you're fine and happy with a bungling, bumbling, incoherent testimony from a former Senator, who should command more respect, for an important position like SecDef ?? Would you be happy with a guy who could not articulate or make clear what his positions really are ?? Don't we need a strong, clear-minded leader for a high position like SecDef ?? Do you want people who are willing to defend this country and its security and self-interest ??
Magna Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 6:44 PM
You must be on the same "Wave Length" as Hagel if you believe he spoke in a lucid manner .
Everett39 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 6:09 PM
I have not insulted him, just agree with many reports that his testimony was muddled, confused, unprepared, and it is apparent he is unqualified to be SecDef, because we need a strong leader in that important position, would you agree ? He may be ok to go have a beer with him, but when I heard him speak in the hearing, I knew this was not a man I want as SecDef. Again, I ask - are you happy with Hagel as SecDef ? Many are not ! !
No obfuscations or distractions, what is your answer to my question ?
SMyles Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:36 PM
Just as all you've done is insult Hagel.
Everett39 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 4:47 PM
So, once again - you'd be happy with a Hagel as SecDef, given his incoherent 'testimony' before the US Senate ??? You still have not answered this basic question, just insulted McCain and Graham . . .
SMyles Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 4:14 PM
I didn't get to see it all, but I did see McCain make a complete a#ss of himself. I also liked that Hagel seemed to just be himself and not go along with the normal dog and pony show. And he didn't seem to give a rip how much BS Graham and MCCain spewed.

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...