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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

Tonto Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:54 AM
Obama has to surround himself with idiots like Hagel and Biden to make himself feel superior. Obama has some real ego he KNOWS he's actually worthless and way over his head. Nero or Caligula complex. Hope he gets the very same end.

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...