sider Wrote:
Feb 15, 2013 8:22 AM
Sober voices say Hagel is “Highly-Qualified" William Cohen, US-Sen, R-ME, 1979-97, Def-Sec, 1997-2001: “Mr Hagel is a man of unshakable integrity, wisdom, who's served his country in the most distinguished manner in peace, war.” Gen Jim Jones, Dem, Natl-Sec-Advsr, 2009-10: “C-Hagel is a rare example of a public servant willing to rise above partisan politics to advance the interests of the USA, its friends, allies.” Gen Brent Scowcreft, Rep, Natl-Sec-Advsr, 1975-79, 1983-89: "Hagel would infuse into our foreign policy what's very much needed, strategic influence.” Zbigniew Brzezinski, Dem, Natl-Sec-Advsr, 1977-81: “Impeccable choice for Defense Secretary” Supporters: Nicholas Burns, frmr Amb to NATO, Greece, Ryan Crocker, frmr Amb