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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

Jim88 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:49 AM
On the other hand his mind set may stand in the way of defending our nation should that be required since he may not have a favorable impression of crawling through the jungel, mud or sand in defense of our nation. If I were a Senator I would have to vote NO! on his nomination but then again he may be Obama's sacraficial lamb and the real nominee may yet to be known.

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...