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Reports: Hagel to be named
Defense secretary next week

The Hill [Washington DC], by Jeremy Herb

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/4/2013 4:14:34 PM

President Obama is expected to name former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his next Defense secretary early next week, according to reports. White House officials would not confirm that Hagel has been selected by the president, but multiple reports cited outside sources saying that the announcement could come on Monday or Tuesday. Hagel’s selection, which was first reported by Foreign Policy on Friday, would set off a major confirmation battle. Pro-Israel groups have mobilized against Hagel

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/4/2013 4:23:44 PM     (No. 9098819)

"I Won"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/4/2013 4:33:54 PM     (No. 9098841)

Perhaps the Left will finally realize that ´O´ likes to give them the middle finger too. From what I hear there is as much opposition on the Left to Hagel´s appointment as there is on the Right.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/4/2013 4:34:50 PM     (No. 9098844)

As if we needed more proof of Obama´s hatred of Israel. I hope Republican Senators do a proper job of roasting this bird before the inevitable confirmation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: phx4546, 1/4/2013 4:36:19 PM     (No. 9098849)

he will appoint him by executive order....illegal? who cares the constitution is for American born elected officials.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/4/2013 4:36:39 PM     (No. 9098850)

Why? There are really good people who could do a far superior job and don´t drag the baggage. Does Obama ever put any thought into who could do a good job, rather than rewarding his cronies or sticking fingers in someone´s eye? That was a rhetorical question.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/4/2013 4:43:53 PM     (No. 9098864)

What´s good for the Bork should be good for the Borkers.

If we can´t raise the votes we can still raise hell.

Paging Mr. Trey Gowdy..........

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 1/4/2013 4:54:17 PM     (No. 9098877)

There´s a vile strategy going on here. Hagel is meaningless to Obama. In the past, even recent past (2-5 years) all of the top Republicans are on record with praise for Hagel. It´s the normal DC bs praise. McCain even said there´d be room for Hagel in his cabinet. Obama nominates Hagel, GOP pounces, Obama orchestrates a media campaign showing what hypocrites and haters Senate Republicans are using their own statements against them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Tucker, 1/4/2013 4:58:47 PM     (No. 9098889)

Chuck Hagel...perfect for the Obama administration. Creep.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/4/2013 5:03:49 PM     (No. 9098896)

Did anyone think Barack wouldn`t nominate Hagel? After his name was dropped as a trial balloon, there was opposition on both sides. Obama doesn`t care what anyone thinks. He probably welcomes the public anger. It`s a badge of honor for him. Even if the senate rejects Hagel - which they won`t - Obama will put him in that position anyway. He just won`t have the title.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: youngtexan, 1/4/2013 5:08:52 PM     (No. 9098909)

Just as bad as Penetta.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/4/2013 5:20:35 PM     (No. 9098933)

Will have great fun pointing out to my fellow Blacks that Zero refused to go to the mat for Susan Rice for State but apparently is willing to do so for a former Republican Senator...former Clinton Admin appointee Rice was called an ingrate and enemy by Hillary´s camp in 2008 because she supported Zero early in the primary...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/4/2013 5:37:28 PM     (No. 9098960)

Bagel is much worse than Panetta. Panetta had experience in management (CIA for one). From all I have read a major complaint about Hagel is that he has none. The Pentagon is a huge responsibility for a novice to try to oversee.
Reports also have stated while he served as Senator he had little interest in the military.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney, 1/4/2013 5:42:31 PM     (No. 9098966)

First Kerry & now Hagel. ...The, ´´revenge,´´ President strikes AGAIN!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/4/2013 5:47:54 PM     (No. 9098975)

elections have consequences. President zero will rub everyone´s nose in it by selecting hagel. That´s what happens when a man with a narcissistic personality disorder, with shades of passive aggressiveness thrown in, does.
He is finally acting on those unarticulated, festering, racial injustices he imagined that he suffered.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/4/2013 5:54:19 PM     (No. 9098989)

70% of voting Jews don´t care, why should I?
I have reached my tipping point.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/4/2013 5:58:26 PM     (No. 9098999)

Hey Jeremy, 0bama can only nominate a defense secretary. read the Constitution, if it still matters to you.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Judith, 1/4/2013 6:25:28 PM     (No. 9099052)

Nominated, the word is NOMINATED.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 1/5/2013 11:24:39 AM     (No. 9100185)

I would be in favor of a Defense Secretary, other things being equal, whose motto is
" Kill The Enemy." There doesn´t seem to be a lot of that going on.

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