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Obama’s Phony Bipartisan Pick:
Chuck Hagel for Defense

Daily Beast, by Matt Latimer

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Posted By:Drive, 1/8/2013 7:00:03 AM

I’m sure we all wondered the same thing after President Obama named Chuck Hagel as the nation’s 24th secretary of defense. What in God’s name does Colin Powell have to do to get the president’s attention? Everybody in D.C. knows that Mr. Powell would love to follow in the footsteps of his idol, George Marshall, and become the only other man to serve his country as both secretary of state and secretary of defense. The Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward—with whom Powell has one of those cozy only-in-Washington types of relationships:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/8/2013 7:03:08 AM     (No. 9104442)

Powell´s too dignified to work under Obama.It´s supposed to be a civilian job anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/8/2013 7:18:52 AM     (No. 9104457)

What is this, some kind of cruel hoax?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/8/2013 7:23:48 AM     (No. 9104463)

I´ll take Hagel any day over that pathetic Powell. He botched two wars against Saddam Hussein. AA hires...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/8/2013 7:28:26 AM     (No. 9104475)

Hagel is a pretend Republican, that´s why he will now be backed by all sorts of liberal Democrats. Hagel was able to fool enough hay seeds out in Nebraska to get in the US Senate as a Republican and playing off being a Vietnam veteran, but after Hagel´s true political colors became known in Nebraska he was dumped. Obama nominated Hagel because he knows that Hagel will give him some of the political cover he needs to further emasculate the DOD. Unfortunately Hagel will be considered to be a "weak horse" in the Middle East and Southwest Asia and that is not a good thing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/8/2013 7:29:01 AM     (No. 9104478)

Powell dignified, #1? Scooter Libby would beg to differ.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/8/2013 9:01:30 AM     (No. 9104615)

"Mr. Powell would love to follow in the footsteps of his idol, George Marshall"

I was not aware that an applicant´s personal desires should compel appointment to a serious office. Colly, ol´ bud, if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Daisymay, 1/8/2013 9:06:57 AM     (No. 9104626)

Here´s what I think it going on with the choice of Hagel. I think that Obama knows that Hagel won´t get nominated because his own party sees him as a RINO and a traitor. After he loses the nomination, Obama will then nominate one of his EXTREMELY LIBERAL Buddies for that slot. He will go out and say..I gave Republicans a chance to put a Republican into that spot and they turned him down. NOW they need to vote for MY choice! I hope Republicans see this trap for what it is!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 1/8/2013 9:25:08 AM     (No. 9104656)

You mean it is not the Republican party that is a party of "old" "white" guys? Which is worse? being racist or anti-semitic? It seems the democrats are all of the above.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/8/2013 11:25:54 AM     (No. 9104975)

That upper class socialist diletantes like the folks at the "Daily Beast" (such a twee name, Tina!) want Colin Powell as SecDef is probably enough to make the good people in Washington discount him as a serious possibility

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