Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    It is mandatory to not support this nomination if you oppose 100 percent ever day with Hannity mentality.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 3:42 p.m.

    "and the President going around the world at $200M a day costs."

    That's not what it costs for a President to travel each day...

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Jan. 7, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    So what JWB is trying to tell us is that there really is NO ONE he would support as Secretary of Defense, regardless of party background or even his WIFE'S "philosophy".

    Let's just assume that JWB opposes any name for any office, as long as the one doing the nominating is President Obama. If anything changes on that, JWB will inform us.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 7, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    If Hagel is soft on Iran and other Arab nations that want to eradicate Israel, then that is what President Obama has shown in his policy for 4 years. This process will put a Republican on the firing line, and not one of the President's party. This is very similar to President Clinton putting Republican Senator Bill Cohen as his Secretary of Defense. If Senator Hagel has any principles and integrity, will he keep them for his time as DoD Secretary? Bill Cohen was a yessir person, lock, stock, and barrell in the second term of President Clinton. Their wives were very similar in philosophy.

    Senator Hagel will have a different type of combat scene in his time there and looks as though he has weathered quite a few battles with his own Republicans and likes this President's philosophies of running both the Department of State and Department of Defense. It will be interesting to see a President running both John Kerry and Chuck Hagel's departments from his position. More of the same 4 years, with a deficit, problems around the world both politically and militarily and the President going around the world at $200M a day costs.