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Why Obama picked Hagel
Washington Post, by Bob Woodward

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/27/2013 10:42:21 PM

In the first months of the Obama presidency in 2009, Chuck Hagel, who had just finished two terms as a U.S. senator, went to the White House to visit with the friend he had made during the four years they overlapped in the Senate. So, President Obama asked, what do you think about foreign policy and defense issues? According to an account that Hagel later gave, and is reported here for the first time, he told Obama: “We are at a time where there is a new world order. We don’t control it. You must question

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 1/27/2013 11:08:52 PM     (No. 9143362)

Hagel was picked so he could be thrown under the bus later, because a Republican can be seen as supporting evisceration of the military, and thirdly...to build up Hagel as a "moderate Republican" and help him run for President in 2016, as an easily defeatable (R) candidate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/28/2013 12:20:30 AM     (No. 9143408)

Obama picked Hagel because he is the perfect Judas goat. As an ostensible Republican, and a former member of the Senate Country Club, he´ll be accepted into the herd and help lead them, and all of us, to the slaughter house.

Is no one in Washington hearing the alarm bells? These fools and traitors are leading us to total destruction.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/28/2013 2:01:06 AM     (No. 9143444)

#2 - They´re hearing the alarm bells in Washington and its music to their ears. Patriots have no representation and our system of government is beyond repair. Hagel is the Republican Party. They´re rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Women and children first. Every man for himself. (Oh, excuse please, how last century of me.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/28/2013 3:02:35 AM     (No. 9143463)

I doubt if Hagel could even pass an FBI background check because of his shady dealings and associations,particularly with Iran.Of course if an FBI check was a prerequisite of the job,,Holder would redact it so much,there wouldn´t be anything left to read.


The republicans threw in the towel on Clinton,Benghazi and Kerry,so it wouldn´t surprise me if Hagel gets the same softball treatment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/28/2013 3:42:59 AM     (No. 9143472)

Sorry #4, but I don´t think background checks are required anymore. If they were, none of those bozos in the WH or administration were ever have passed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/28/2013 9:32:52 AM     (No. 9143794)

Incompetence is highest attribute on his resume? Tell us Bob...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/28/2013 10:40:51 AM     (No. 9143982)

Okay - we lost Vietnam. It´s done. It´s over. Can we please move on from that self-defeating legacy?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kate318, 1/28/2013 10:50:12 AM     (No. 9144011)

I´m from Nebraska and Hagel was my senator. He didn´t run for another term because he knew he couldn´t win. The people wanted him out. He is a nasty piece of work. IOW, he is perfect for this administration.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/28/2013 8:01:48 PM     (No. 9145204)

Hagel would be another useful idiot for the Obiemeister. This is why.

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