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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

Maire Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:51 AM
Academia is filled with "distinguished" professors - just as Obama's Dreams from my Father ghostwriter, Bill Ayres Jr. is the distinguished Emeritus Professor of Re-Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago! Illinois Taxpayers must be so proud to be paying the Murderer "Guilty as charged and Free as a Bird" America-Hating Anarchist, William Ayres Jr.'s state Pension.

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...