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Chuck Hagel Won't Withdraw Despite High Chance of Nomination Defeat

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 5:03 PM
"secdef doesnt make foreign policy. and he is not pro iranian, he was open to talks and believes they are rational actors." Shouldn't he at least know what the foreign policy of the administration in which he wants to serve? He thought that the Obama administration had a containment policy relative to Iranian nukes. You guys sure know how to pick 'em.

Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense Secretary is looking pretty grim as Senator Harry Reid desperately tries to cobble together 60 votes for his confirmation as a possible Republican filibuster looms.

Senate Republicans are following through on their threat to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday morning.

"It is tragic that they have decided to filibuster this qualified nominee," said Reid. "It is really unfortunate."

The significance of Reid's announcement wasn't immediately clear, as he gave...