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Filibuster Broken: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Hagel to Final Vote -- UPDATE: Hagel Confirmed

indy2012 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 3:19 PM
I agree, we should be engaged, but we do not need to be everywhere at once...like I said they have a military, they could wipe out all their enemies if they wanted. They do not need our help, if there comes a time when they actually cannot take care of themselves then I would expect us to help.

The Senate GOP's temporary opposition to President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary is over.  Eighteen Republicans joined lock-step Democrats in clearing the way for an up-or-down vote on Chuck Hagel, whose confirmation later today is now all but assured.  Hagel's hostility toward our closest ally in the Middle East, offensive comments about "the Jews," embarrassing confirmation hearings,