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There’s No Case for Hagel
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 1/4/2013 1:15:22 PM

In the three weeks since Chuck Hagel’s name emerged as President Barack Obama’s likely choice as the next secretary of defense, there´s been a lively, if lopsided, debate about his qualifications for the job. The debate’s been lopsided because the arguments for Hagel have been so startlingly weak. It’s not just that those arguing for Hagel form an unusually motley crew, even by the standards of the anti-Israel swamp in which many of them frolic. What´s striking about the case for Hagel is its absence. His backers can cite no significant legislation for which Hagel was responsible

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Ouch.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: brianod1, 1/4/2013 1:26:26 PM     (No. 9098547)

"... no significant legislation for which Hagel was responsible..." - apparently the wants someone just like himself if the Secretary of Defense job.


Reply 2 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/4/2013 1:30:50 PM     (No. 9098550)

I am trying to remember just when Hagel´s reputation peaked. It must have been in the early runup to the 2000 election, circa 1998, when he seemed briefly to be a contender, a middle of the road Republican in the Bob Dole fashion but younger and hipper, a reflection of president Clinton but more conservative, which was mostly seeming a good thing.

But Hagel flamed out very soon thereafter, though I don´t recall the details, I guess he just did poorly in the first polls and just vanished.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/4/2013 1:33:17 PM     (No. 9098556)

Hagel is just a RINO who would give Obama some political cover to do damage to defense.

While in the Senate Hagel was a cheap labor Republican who was always calling for amnesty for illegal aliens. The reason that he is gone from the Senate is that Hagel became unelectable once enough Nebraska voters finally figured out that Hagel is an amnesty loving RINO.



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