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Chuck Hagel is not the right
choice for defense secretary

Washington Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/18/2012 9:02:48 PM

FORMER SENATOR Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama is reportedly considering for defense secretary, is a Republican who would offer a veneer of bipartisanship to the national security team. He would not, however, move it toward the center, which is the usual role of such opposite-party nominees. On the contrary: Mr. Hagel’s stated positions on critical issues, ranging from defense spending to Iran, fall well to the left of those pursued by Mr. Obama during his first term — and place him near the fringe of the Senate that would be asked to confirm him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 12/18/2012 9:07:04 PM     (No. 9073505)

Well well, the WaPo heard from.

Hagel is not just not right, he is a weird and wacko choice that I have trouble believing even Obama really wanted confirmed. Maybe he just wanted the rejection so he can look bipartisan and be more aggrieved about how everyone hates him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 12/18/2012 9:16:04 PM     (No. 9073511)

Paving the way for a woman of color.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scribelus, 12/18/2012 9:26:20 PM     (No. 9073515)

I think that Dennis Kucinich might be available.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mythman, 12/18/2012 9:40:50 PM     (No. 9073521)

Well, when Communists are in charge they choose people like Hagel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/18/2012 10:06:45 PM     (No. 9073542)

WaPo staff appears confused in claiming that anyone, including Iran loving Hagel, could be to the left of Obama. Not intellectually or even physically possible to out-left Obama.

Hagel was name dropped to test how far left Obama can go with a new Secretary of Defense. Next name won´t be as noticeably far left, but will still be happy to disarm our military.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: harleynyc, 12/18/2012 10:47:25 PM     (No. 9073580)

Al Sharpton was busy at MSLSD.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 12/18/2012 11:13:57 PM     (No. 9073595)

Hagel would be a disaster in that job. For once I agree with the WAPO editorial.

May I suggest Jesse Jackson Jr.?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/19/2012 12:20:43 AM     (No. 9073628)

Gerald Nadler might be be interested . . .

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/19/2012 1:14:30 AM     (No. 9073653)

Hey, Anthony Weiner´s still unemployed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steveW, 12/19/2012 2:27:51 AM     (No. 9073679)

Of course Hagel is not the right choice - that´s exactly why Obama is considering him. Just like his choice of communist truthers, socialists and wise latinas. The more unqualified the better - just like Lightworker Himself.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/19/2012 3:23:17 AM     (No. 9073686)

Chuck Hagel is a LUNATIC, as the people of Nebraska belatedly found out, and certainly nothing anywhere near a Republican.

Please keep this pile of excrement as far from the State Department as possible.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/19/2012 5:10:45 AM     (No. 9073718)

Whoever wants or takes this job know they´re going to be nothing but a figurehead leader taking his marching order from King Barky and the American underminers working in the WH.

They set the pentagonup with civilian oversight o fthe military for a reason,so i don´t want any former members of the military in this position,especially Hagel.

I don´t think his name being floated was all that serious to begin with.

They´ve already burned through old Clintonistas for other jobs,so who´s left. I hope not Rosa Brooks.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 12/19/2012 1:44:23 PM     (No. 9074627)

This hard hitting editorial sort of didn´t bring up the "Hagel-Israel-Jewish" topic, must not be important.

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