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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

wgraff Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:20 AM
Wow, that's pretty harsh for someone that can't afford a vowel. But hey, go ahead and enjoy your extremely high unemployment rate and the falling value of the dollar if it makes you feel superior, go for it, lamebrain.

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...