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Chuck Hagel as a 'Teachable Moment'

rdemonteverde Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 8:30 PM
Might be okay ? You judge a man by his past deeds not what you hope he will be. Just as the case of Obama, everybody was hep up. Now almost everybody {except those with free phones} are hanging on their seat belts hoping we can all reach our destination safely as the driver not only has no drivers license but do not know how to drive.

The conventional wisdom is that Barack Obama dodged a politically perilous "bullet" when he declined to nominate Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State. Had he done so, the President would have provided his critics a high-profile platform for exposing and critiquing his administration's conduct with respect to Benghazigate and the larger, dangerous practice of "engaging" Islamists, of which it was a particularly dismal example.

Yet, President Obama is reportedly intent on creating what may prove to be a similar "teachable moment" by nominating former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Sen. Hagel has...