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Hey, Remember When Obama Claimed to Support the Troops?

Seawolf Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:08 PM
Hagel as secdef is about as stupid a pick as has ever come down the pike..unless of course one simply wants a rubber stamp....He's another clown like kerry who leveraged a purple heart into a freakin career.
Huskie Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 2:43 AM
hagel was from here in nebraska and he sucked then and still does
he is not a conservative by any stretch he is a jerk bloated jerk
takes money from foreign countries but refuses to provide the information? likes Hamas and hates Israel....he fits right in with obama
Ghost of the Republic Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:57 PM
Actually, Hagel is a great choice for Secretary of Defense...compared to Tom Hayden ;-)

Well he doesn't and neither does his outgoing defense secretary:

Just days before he leaves office, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is recommending military pay be limited, effectively decreasing troop salaries next year.

Panetta will recommend to Congress that military salaries be limited to a 1% increase in 2014. The Pentagon has calculated that the Labor Department's 2014 Employment Cost Index is expected to be above 1% but wants to still cut back on pay because of "budget uncertainties," a department official told CNN. In 2013, a 1.7% increase was approved, based on the index,...