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Vietnam combat vet Hagel,
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Veterans groups praise
Vietnam combat vet Hagel,
add pressure for Senate GOP
over defense pick

Associated Press, by Donna Cassata

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/6/2013 5:17:07 PM

Washington countering the Republican-led opposition to President Barack Obama´s nominee for defense secretary is a less flashy but powerful constituency: military veterans. Veterans´ organizations have praised Chuck Hagel, a twice-wounded combat veteran of Vietnam and deputy administrator in President Ronald Reagan´s Veterans Administration. The Veterans of Foreign Wars has called him uniquely qualified to become Pentagon chief. The Military Officers Association of America said his experience gives him "a range of perspectives." The American Legion said he was a longtime advocate for veterans. The organizations, which as congressionally chartered, stopped short of an outright endorsement.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 2/6/2013 5:35:52 PM     (No. 9162448)

As a Life Member of the VFW, I emphatically say "NO!!!"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Beca, 2/6/2013 5:47:22 PM     (No. 9162460)

For the horrendous performance he gave. He should never be secretary of anything.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 2/6/2013 5:55:47 PM     (No. 9162473)

This would be all well and good if he was being considered for the head of Veterans Affairs. He´s not. Defense Secretary is a whole other ball game and he´s not qualified.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/6/2013 6:18:08 PM     (No. 9162491)

Since Dear Leaders reelection, there have been many opportunities for the GOP to strike a balance between principled partisanship and the amiable spirit of compromise. Prudence suggests that on fundamental matters such as the composition of the voting base, the GOP would stick to its guns, but instead we have Rubio and his cheerleaders in the Talk Show world ginning the people up for the Shumer-McCain amnesty of 20 million illegal guests. Prudence further suggests that on matters of a non-fundamental nature, i.e. the President´s choice to fill his cabinet, the GOP would seek to make strategic overtures towards a newly reelected President, but instead we have the same, tired, kabuki by one-trick ponies like Lindsay Graham, savagely lambasting the character and patriotism of one of their own-- and a decorated VET to boot. To top it all off, somebody called "Reince Preibus" was just reelected to continue running this train wreck known as Teh Stupid Party.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: troutgreen, 2/6/2013 6:35:42 PM     (No. 9162513)

John Kerry. John McCain. Al Gore. Charlie Rangel. Lyndon Johnson. Ulysses S.Grant. Just a few names off the top of my head to point out that military service, no matter how distinguished, is no guarantee of suitability for high-level policy making positions. Automatic endorsements based solely on wearing a uniform can be dangerous to the nation.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/6/2013 6:42:05 PM     (No. 9162526)

VFW came out in 2008 for the traitor in the WH. I will never give them another dime because of that endorsement. Who knew they were such lovers of liberals now endorsing Hagel?






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Reply 7 - Posted by: trackman999, 2/6/2013 6:42:50 PM     (No. 9162528)

Benedict Arnold also wore a uniform.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/6/2013 6:57:37 PM     (No. 9162542)

Nobody at my post supports the stinking crapweasel. This must be from the D.C. post...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Guard SGT (ret), 2/6/2013 7:17:39 PM     (No. 9162572)

I am American Legion, Retired Army National Guard, Served both Peace and War.

I do NOT support anyone dumb enough to accept anything from our UNCONSTITUTIONAL Usurper in the White House.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GO3, 2/6/2013 7:31:28 PM     (No. 9162584)

As a lifetime member of the VFW I also say "no." It´s also time to face up the to the leftward tilt of veterans´ organizations, which despite a noble cause, have cheapened and diluted their purpose by standing in line with the other special interests to get their slice of the taxpayer pie at whatever the cost.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/6/2013 7:47:50 PM     (No. 9162600)

The ass-press is so Full Of It!! Liars! They only mention we veterans when its to their advantage, otherwise we are zombie killing machines with no hearts. I say screw the ass-press, dont believe a word that they print, theyre all sissy liars!
Ask them about Libya! Go ahead, ask them about the dead Navy Seals! They dont give a crap! Dont believe their propaganda about "Veterans groups praise Vietnam combat vet Hagel.....theyre just merely "swift-boating" us with lies! Liars!
They lie about that LURCH liar Kerry and theyre telling lies about Hagel. Liars!


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/6/2013 7:52:19 PM     (No. 9162606)

#4, that the vote´s been postponed suggests this is a battle we can win.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 2/6/2013 8:57:10 PM     (No. 9162661)

To echo what a couple of other posters have said..I am a life member of the DAV, and anyone whgo would support a moron like Hagel does not speak for me.

His performance before the Congressional Committee was nothing short of abysmal. He may be a RINO, but he looks like the first clown out of the Crosley car in the center ring at the Circus.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: fhancock, 2/6/2013 9:37:28 PM     (No. 9162698)

From the article.."The organizations, which as congressionally chartered, stopped short of an outright endorsement."...in other words they said he was a vet but did not endorse him...some pressure

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/6/2013 11:02:22 PM     (No. 9162799)

Donna Cassata? What are you, about 12? I was in ´Nam in 68.....I´d like to tell you all about it, but you´d probably stick your thumbs in your ears and say la-la-la-la like the stoopid little dumb ass-press liar that you are! Nice try...but we L-Dotters are no fools at this wonderful salon, so go play with your tinker toys, ya little creep!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: iamtinman, 2/7/2013 12:09:31 AM     (No. 9162841)

If these organizations wouldn´t give Hagel an outright endorsement, it means that they have some reservations. Like most conservatives, I have many.

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