Our problem with Hagle is that he has made very anti Israel comments in the
past, and anti Jewish ones as well. Plus the guy comes accross as very soft on
the issue of Iran and nuclear weapons. I would be happy if Obama nominated a
McCain or some other Republican that seemed to be stable in his thinking about
SECDEF Panetta was not in that position very long but he had his marching orders
to do what the President wanted to accomplish in the last month of his DoD job.
The President wanted Panetta out so he wouldn't be in the midst of having
to defend the significant changes he made to the military decorum. I believe
the President thought he could put in a Republican Hagel into that office and
not have very much of a discussion with fellow GOPers. However, Hagel
wasn't necessarily a card holder in his time and others know of his
differences in policy and politics. It will be interesting to see
what a man who looks like he has beat up go through the downsizing and changing
of military missions for all the services with social changes that have not
existed before in the military of the United States of America. We are becoming
the Spartans of our time and hopefully our country will do better than Grecians
did. Intellectual thought in our world is great but you have to have a strong
military that is ready to defend our country 24/7/365 or 366 everyday not just
when they want to.
CHS 85,you are correct, BO has shown he lacks judgement, so anything he
proposes or backs should be closely scrutinized.On a related note,
we see that Sidney Lowe now meets the minimum requirements to be nominated to a
cabinet post."ususal shills" - perfect example of liberal
"tolerance". Anyone who disagrees with them is a "shill"And they say talk radio is full of hate speech.
The GOP accuses the President of trying to destroy their party... newsflash,
they don't need his help! They're managing this on their own. Hagel
is a longtime Republican. I'd think we'd be happy to have a GOP
guy's influence in the Presidents inner circle.What is going
President Obama could nominate Dick Cheney to be Secretary of Defense and the
usual shills would be on here complaining about him. Face it, you don't
like Hagel because President Obama nominated him, plain and simple.
The current Sec of Defense has stated that he would continue to serve until his
replacement is confirmed. The armed forces are going to be OK. They won't
be without leadership.
It is obvious that Hagel, or whoever ends up as SECDEF is going to be nothing
more than a pawn for Obama to do what he wants with the Military. What Obama
should have done if he really wanted to show some bi-partisanship (which he
doesn't) is give the job to John McCain. It would have been an easy
confirmation, and the country would have respected Obama for the appointment.
Instead we will get a SECDEF who seems to always look like he is getting past a
three day hangover.
Really folks, Really. He could barely answer the questions put to him by the
Senate. I was shocked at his ineptitude. It will be interesting to watch him if
he gets nominated. Hope it does not cause the country big problems being tied to
Obama's regime who are unable to lead.
"material more damaging to the nominee — and, by extension, the Obama
administration —"Did the GOP actually say this, or was it
the AP "journalist" AKA editorial writer? Probably the latter.No wonder folk like 1aggie and there you go again are so misled - subtle
little jabs are slipped in to every article by the DNC's lap-dog media to
advance their position and denigrate the opposition.
John McCain thought invading Iraq was a great idea. Who cares what he thinks?
Chuck Hagel is a Great American.So said Sean Hannity...
Once again the GOP is putting petty politics over the good of the country. And
once again reasonableness will prevail, they will cave in, and look all the more