Hagel for Secretary of Defense...Yay or Nay?

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    I have to admit, I'm a fan. It's been a while since we had a sec def who earned a purple heart on the battlefield.
     
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    Yay. He's perfect for secretary of defense. He will make SURE the enemies of the United States understands how weak we intend to become. There's no one better for obama's administration of ineptocracy.
     
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    His combat record is admirable, my hats off to him.

    However, if that’s all it took, well, Dole, McCain anyone?

    Sec def. is a very high level position with tremendous responsibilities. I am not saying hes not up to it, but he wasn’t exactly a ‘distinguished’ senator.

    I am flummoxed at the nomination however in another sense; he has made some curious & problematic statements/comments as to gays, Iran, DADT, Jews, Abortion etc. I am at a loss as to how Obama can nominate him knowing all of this where in just this last election cycle for example, similar comments and views cost folks chances at election as they were roundly criticized by the very same now who appear to sppt. him in this administration.
     
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    YAY!

    I am completely stunned by this nomination.
    Chuck Hagel is 100% Pro America & 100% Pro LIfe.

    Which is the total opposite of Obama.

    I have to admit, this truly is truly baffling.
    I very much hope this isn't a ploy to discredit a Pro-American-Life Senator.

    Are you confusing Chuck for an Israeli?
    Just so you understand, Chuck is an American, not an Israeli.
    Got it?

    I would agree that this nomination is making Israeli infiltration of the American government look weak.

    We can only pray this nomination passes and America regains control of it's sovereignty from Israel.
    :eusa_pray:
     
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    I'm good with Hagle. I'm pleasantly surprised it isn't Kerry.
     
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    bob dole is about to turn 90.

    john mccain has never run anything bigger than a skyhawk.

    ted kennedy was a *distinguished* senator.

    hagel has held a number of high level admin positions,including deputy administrator of the va, but even if he hadn't, it's not the secdef's job to run the day to day of the dod. that's for career bureaucrats.

    his comments regarding gays were made 15 years ago, and the kind of people who get their panties in a wad over the phrase *jewish lobby* really need to grow the fuck up.
     
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    Amen, brother Del.
     
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    I like the fact he fought in an actual war on the ground and bled for this country.

    I don't agree with everything the man has done..but that's sorta what makes a horse race. No?
     
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    He's an independent thinker, not a koolaid drinker. I rarely agree with everything a politician has ever done?
     
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    Dole?

    Really?

    He would have been a fine choice 20 years ago.
     

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