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The Senate Must Reject Hagel

William3557 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 7:48 PM
Hagel isn't even an empty suit, he's an empty headed moron. As sneaky as Obama is I wonder why he chose Hagel, who did support Obama in the last election, unless it is to have a handy scapegoat in case things go wrong. He will have some to blame besides Bush.

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...