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Obama Advisor on Hagel Hearing:
´Baffling and Incomprehensible´

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/1/2013 9:00:37 PM

An advisor to President Obama describes Chuck Hagel´s hearing as, "somewhere between baffling and incomprehensible." The advisor made the comment to the New York Times. The Times reports: Dealing with Iran is complicated, but President Obama´s policy on the question of whether a nuclear-armed Iran could be successfully "contained´´ - the way the Soviet Union was during the cold war - is simple. His answer is no. But in the weeks of preparation for his Senate confirmation hearing to be defense secretary on Thursday, either no one explained that to Chuck Hagel, Mr. Obama´s

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That´s an understatement! I have to say that is the worst performance I have ever seen at a confirmation hearing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/1/2013 9:47:21 PM     (No. 9153332)

A fair amount of the time he looked and acted like someone who was chronically on some cheap booze or ? Weird hair, dull eyes buried in bags, lax facial muscles, and a hesitating, stumbling demeanor. He seemed to periodically have to rouse himself to respond to the question - and then his responses didn´t match what was asked.

A very strange man.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Feebie, 2/1/2013 10:12:43 PM     (No. 9153364)

(laughing). Remember OBama´s first debate?

I find it baffling Obama was able to win re-election after that - this guy really shouldn´t be THAT surprised?!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lala, 2/2/2013 7:19:22 AM     (No. 9153686)

Still, I expect he will be confirmed, as he is the one Emporer Obama has selected to put the final nail in the coffin of the U.S. military.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/2/2013 7:28:53 AM     (No. 9153704)

Maybe Hagel is a distraction from something else truly terrible that scumbama is up to.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 2/2/2013 7:30:22 AM     (No. 9153707)

McCain did a fine job of grilling Hagel and made him look like a wishy-washy dunce.

Where was that attitude when he was debating barry soetoro obama five years ago?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: beca, 2/2/2013 8:05:27 AM     (No. 9153755)

#5 i asked the same thing.............amazing how he has become the leader obama isnt capable of but he couldnt do it during the campaign.....maybe he was meant to be a thorn in obamas communist side........

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 2/2/2013 8:21:30 AM     (No. 9153773)

#5 beat me to it. McCain was dueling with someone who knifed him in the back in 2008, which he didn´t appreciate. It was pay-back time and he did it in spades. So, Hagel, in McCain´s mind, was worse than Jon Fraud Kerry, who knifed a whole nation in the back at his anti-Vietnam soldier rant in 1971. Who knows with McCain what will wake him up?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Really?, 2/2/2013 8:29:09 AM     (No. 9153789)

Maybe Obama WANTS someone that will be rejected by the military. Hes now got Kerry as SOS and with Hagel you´d have to think the troops would be totally dispirited and possibly rebellious. You know, the conspiracy theorist in me thinks that things of this nature are SO preposterous that MAYBE there is some method to the madness. I am certainly and definitely scared of this regime. They are doing great harm to our defenses and safeguards.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Judith, 2/2/2013 8:33:06 AM     (No. 9153795)

Perhaps hagel thought he would get the same treatment that hillary and kerry got. Gutless congress.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judith, 2/2/2013 8:34:56 AM     (No. 9153799)

The "difference" between mccain 2008 and 2013 is in 2008, mccain was on soros´ payroll.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: walcb, 2/2/2013 8:45:33 AM     (No. 9153823)

Along the lines of #8, I read where 18% of the military would not reenlist based on the reason that women would be eligible for combat.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 2/2/2013 9:03:03 AM     (No. 9153867)

The only time that McCain fights for the benefit of this Nation is when it conveniently matches his personal priorities.

Like the previous posters, I have concerns regarding troop retention with the current regiem. I haven´t felt this way since 1978.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 2/2/2013 9:11:28 AM     (No. 9153895)

With Obama in charge, DC has become "Baffle City."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/2/2013 9:32:07 AM     (No. 9153940)

Machim of W Va and Tim Kane of Va´s questioning of Hagel was disgusting brown nosing. Hagel is Hagel and widely known as a buffoon.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JAN, 2/2/2013 9:54:05 AM     (No. 9154006)

Here comes Colon Bowell to the rescue.

It was always going to be Colon.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: krause, 2/2/2013 9:58:33 AM     (No. 9154018)

And just think, this is the best Obama could come up with as head of DOD...an unprincipled, doddering republican. And all the dems will vote for this guy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: strikingviking, 2/2/2013 10:00:14 AM     (No. 9154024)

Chuck Hagel and joe Biden: twins separated at birth.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Arby, 2/2/2013 10:06:14 AM     (No. 9154039)

Fauxbama has two choices: throw the doofus under the bus or reduce American strength. Either, as always, is possible, since he has no qualms about doing either one.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: starboard, 2/2/2013 10:28:39 AM     (No. 9154097)

The good news...he makes Obama look worse as the chief executive. Let´s face it, he chose Hagel because he´s dumb enough to do all of Obama´s dirty work in destroying the defense of this country.




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Reply 20 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 2/2/2013 10:31:02 AM     (No. 9154106)

I think Bam is throwing these people out there just to rub our noses in his power.
Hillary for SoS?
Kerry now for SoS?
Hagel for SoD?
Love the acronyms--they fit except Hill´s should be SoW. And our dear President of State? PoS fits him just fine.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/2/2013 10:38:13 AM     (No. 9154124)

´Baffling and Incomprehensible´ that about covers Hagel´s nomination... birds of a feather and all of that. He will blend in nicely with the rest of the dirty and incompetent people in this administration, starting at the top (which is actually the bottom of society at large).

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Reply 22 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/2/2013 10:54:47 AM     (No. 9154179)

I think a good case could be made for drug and polygraph testing all government employees and office holders...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 2/2/2013 11:05:40 AM     (No. 9154210)

I agree with No.1´s assessment, he looked like a bleary-eyed drunk with a chronic alcohol problem. He looks like the kind of a sneak who keeps a long sofa in his office, so he can sleep off his hangover when the rest of the staff is out to lunch.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/2/2013 11:19:03 AM     (No. 9154246)

I want to drug test everyone from the President on down. It´s not if they´re using, it´s what they´re using.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/2/2013 12:05:25 PM     (No. 9154331)

If I were president and wanted to sabotage the military, I would make Hagel Secretary of Defense.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 2/2/2013 12:12:22 PM     (No. 9154350)

Hagel´s main problem was that he went into the hearing thinking they´d treat him like the black guy or the woman. He must of forgot he´s a white guy. Fail.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Packard Man, 2/2/2013 12:38:10 PM     (No. 9154410)

A deer in the headlights. Proof that years in D.C. addles the brain.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/2/2013 12:55:36 PM     (No. 9154451)

Hagel? Kerry? Clinton? Biden? Obama? Carney? Jarrett? Van Jones?

ARE YOU SHI**ING ME????

Pray for our DSA...(Divided States of America)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jintz, 2/2/2013 2:51:45 PM     (No. 9154639)

#21 For post of the day...


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Reply 30 - Posted by: dman, 2/2/2013 3:07:19 PM     (No. 9154654)

My thoughts run similar to #8. Should things get dicey, however, it might backfire on our Emperor. There are certain people you don´t want to P.O.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: johngalt1, 2/2/2013 3:40:57 PM     (No. 9154694)

Obama and his advisors put Hagel out there as a decoy. It was a no-lose proposition. If Hagel somehow got confirmed, he would become a “bipartisan” puppet axe-man. If he is rejected, Obama will claim that he tried to install a Republican to manage (the decimation of)the DOD but was thwarted when the GOP rejected one of their own.

His next nominee for SecDef will be Valarie Jarett’s real first choice.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 2/2/2013 7:06:19 PM     (No. 9154936)

#25 said it.

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