There is only one reason why Obama would appoint a tool like this. He's a "republican" and a war veteran. He's the perfect tool to help Obama dismantle our military, and in the process, dismantle this country. He'll also put the squeeze on israel, which he believe to be guilty of war crimes. Obama will point to Hagel and say, "See? Even a republican military man agrees with my destruction of the country." Sweet deal.