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Chuck Hagel Pick: Final
Snub of George W. Bush

Politico, by Alexander Burns

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Posted By:congaree53, 1/9/2013 10:48:15 AM

The final insult to George W. Bush’s foreign policy may have come in the form of a Republican ex-senator from Nebraska.Chuck Hagel’s nomination for secretary of defense has stirred opposition on both the left and the right, but the most vehement objections have come from the conservative, interventionist foreign policy community — the so-called neoconservatives who created the ideological architecture for the wars Bush launched in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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More like a snub of Neocons. Fine with me.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/9/2013 11:46:43 AM     (No. 9106961)

Hagel will not be, "The final snub," just one more of many the narcissist has in store for us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/9/2013 12:47:51 PM     (No. 9107116)

ROTFLOL Are they still going on with that?

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