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President Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel
his next defense secretary, senior
administration official says

Associate Press, by Staff

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Posted By:FlyRight, 1/7/2013 6:29:24 AM

WASHINGTON - President Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he´s ready for a contentious confirmation fight likely dominated by questions about Hagel´s stands on Israel and Iran. Obama, who avoided a Capitol Hill battle by deciding not to nominate U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as his first choice for secretary of state, went ahead with Hagel, 66, even as leading Republicans announced their opposition — though they stopped short of saying they might try to block Hagel.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/7/2013 6:56:15 AM     (No. 9102620)

Obama forged a relationship with Hagel over their mutual hatred of the Iraq war.Not a good reason to nominate someone but it´ll make MoveOn types happy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/7/2013 7:16:25 AM     (No. 9102643)

This is a move to give America the middle finger.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 1/7/2013 7:21:46 AM     (No. 9102651)

Hagel is a worthless RINO and will fit right in the pResident´s administration....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/7/2013 7:24:08 AM     (No. 9102658)

Yes #2. Include Israel in your comment also.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: rplat, 1/7/2013 7:59:33 AM     (No. 9102718)

A prime rule of the revolution . . . replace the military.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lydwho, 1/7/2013 8:07:04 AM     (No. 9102727)

Approved by the same idiots who voted for Obama!!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Beau2, 1/7/2013 8:23:43 AM     (No. 9102761)

Demoncrats are coming to his defense - that says it all!!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/7/2013 8:28:52 AM     (No. 9102770)

Just wondeirng who will complete the trifecta of: Kerry, Hagel and ????

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/7/2013 8:32:14 AM     (No. 9102778)

What is the name of the woman that Mooch and ValJar want for the job? The real candidate, not the faux one named just to cause a stir.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 1/7/2013 8:37:04 AM     (No. 9102785)

I´m just not a fan of any politician named "Chuck". Hagel, Schumer, whatever.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: johngalt1, 1/7/2013 9:18:39 AM     (No. 9102868)

#9, her name Michele Flournoy. She holds an A.B. in social studies from Harvard University and an M.Litt. in international relations from Oxford University. Flournoy resigned her position on the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) working group in February 2012 to contribute to Obama´s re-election bid.

There is a good chance that the Hagel nomination is a ploy. He is widely unpopular among his former Senate peers, and if at some point his nomination is withdrawn as expected, Obama’s real choice will sail through confirmation as a consolation. Obama has some first-rate strategists on his team.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Tianne, 1/7/2013 10:45:08 AM     (No. 9103063)




#8 - John Brennan











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Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 1/7/2013 10:47:40 AM     (No. 9103065)

Obama continues with his own strategy of appointing flunkies who are less competent than he is. It´s a short list so give him time to make just the right selections. When he chooses Pelosi to head Intelligence, you will know that he has the best possible staff for bringing down the country.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: loveUSA, 1/7/2013 11:31:02 AM     (No. 9103151)

Another confirmation that B.Hussein and his ilk hate Jews and Israel.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: broken01, 1/7/2013 11:39:13 AM     (No. 9103176)

The Democrackheads think that the pick of the anti-Israel crapweasel Hagel is a good pick. That´s ALL you need to know.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/7/2013 11:45:16 AM     (No. 9103194)

One thing is for sure, Hagel is a pretend Republican who would give Obama some of the political cover that Obama needs to emasculate the DOD.

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