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Hagel Testimony = Fail

USNbubblehead Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:03 PM
"Hagel, to my knowledge never tossed his medals over the White House fence as Kerry infamously did. " Actually, Kerry kept his medals and, as far as I know, still has them. What he threw over the wall was a ribbon rack. A medal is attached to a ribbon, but also comes with a ribbon section (same color scheme as the one on the medal itself) that is usually work on all working dress uniforms in lieu of the medal itself. Ceremonial dress uniforms are the ones actual medals are worn on. (In the Marines and Army, these are dress blues, and in the Navy officer ranks, would be choker whites. ) Medals worn around the neck (like the Medal of Honor) can be exceptions to this rule.
USNbubblehead Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:04 PM
When you have several awards, they make little racks to put the ribbons on so they look pristine on the working dress uniform.

It was one of these that Kerry threw over the wall.
activated Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 2:38 PM
John kerry-who served in vietnam by the way- was one of the most highly decorated if not the most decorated military member of all time as far as time served and decorations awarded. Sure all those decorations were earned,........ and if you believe that, then you think 0bama is probably the greatest President ever.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 8:11 PM
You had the old blood pressure rising for a while there, activated.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 03, 2013 12:35 AM
Yeah, He, activated, did get my attention!

I subscribe to the general theory that a President - Republican or Democrat should be able to have the people running his Departments, Commissions and Agencies that he wants.

Unless there is some overriding disqualifying reason to reject him or her, the Senate should abide by the terms of Article II, Section 2 that says the President,

"shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint … Officers of the United States."

The nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense is an excellent case in point.

I may...