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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

skip59 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:00 PM
notice the baggage. To you it is "waste" as if your opinion is the only operative opinion in the country. I hardly think so. Further you continue to demonstrate a level of bigotry that only the left currently possesses. What do you know about me? NOTHING. You are just engaging in the kind of stereotyping that we opposed in the civil rights movement. I disagree with you (imagine the nerve) so the only choice you have is ad hom and name calling. Thanks oh so much for proving my point about you. All you have is name calling and ad hom. That's it. So given the limited tool set you possess, it is only natural that you'd demonstrate your ignorance just as forcefully as possible.
In the fortnight since Chuck Hagel's name was floated for secretary of defense, we have witnessed Washington at its worst.

Who is Chuck Hagel?

Born in North Platte, Neb., he was a squad leader in Vietnam, twice wounded, who came home to work in Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign, was twice elected U.S. senator, and is chairman of the Atlantic Council and co-chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

To The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, however, Hagel is a man "out on the fringes," who has a decade-long record of "hostility to Israel" and is "pro-appeasement-of-Iran."