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Hagel in the Headlights
American Spectator, by Jed Babbin

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Posted By:drive, 2/4/2013 8:56:01 AM

Even for controversial nominees, Senate confirmation hearings are usually a time to shine in the center of the media spotlight. In his confirmation hearing last week, Chuck Hagel didn’t look like a star under a spotlight: Hagel looked like a deer in the headlights. Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel went through a whole day of questioning in his quest to be the next Secretary of Defense by delivering fumbling, nearly incoherent remarks, flip-flopping on his long record of opposition to Israel and toughness against terrorists (including Iran) faster than a freshly-caught fish.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/4/2013 1:49:19 PM     (No. 9157850)

Does it really matter if Hagel becomes a seat warmer at the Pentagon or not?

You have got to figure that Obama and his progressive crew are going to micromanage just about everything that relates to DOD in the future. During that process Hagel will be their yes man and facilitator.

The main mission for Obama now is to eliminate as much as possible of the strategic military expeditionary capabilities in DOD, so that the US military will no longer be able to get involved in future foreign conventional wars, to do that, they must get rid of much of the heavy ground forces, and the ability of the air force and the navy to quickly supply and support ground forces operating in far off regions. The second mission is to eliminate as much of the US nuclear arsenal as possible, either unilaterally or through deals with diplomatic deals with Russia.

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