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Chuck Hagel, The Next Secretary Of Defense?

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  • Started 1 year ago by Valerie ring
  • Latest reply from NoParty

  1. They say an announcement is expected next week but several news agencies say former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel will be nominated as the next Secretary of Defense. I like what I've read about him so far.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-obama-to-nominate-chuck-hagel-secretary-defense-20130104,0,6113862.story

    Posted on January 4, 2013 - 07:19 PM #
  2. This is a foolish move for Obama to make. Hagel is a moron.

    He has a history of homophobia.

    He is anti-Isreal.

    Lot's of luck.

    Posted on January 5, 2013 - 04:48 AM #
  3. I guess I agree with one of your points.

    Posted on January 5, 2013 - 07:34 AM #
  4. According to Deane, here’s the “moron” in question courtesy of the AP:

    EDUCATION — Graduate, Brown Institute for Radio and Television, Minneapolis, 1966; bachelor’s degree, history, University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1971.

    EXPERIENCE — Chairman of the Atlantic Council and the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee; co-chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and member of the Defense Policy Board. U.S. senator, 1997-2009; president, McCarthy & Co., an investment banking firm based in Omaha, Neb., 1992-1996; president and chief executive officer of the Private Sector Council, a nonprofit business organization in Washington, D.C., 1990-1992; co-founder, director and executive vice president of Vanguard Cellular Systems Inc. and chairman of Communications Corporation International LTD, 1985-1987; co-founder, director and president of Collins, Hagel & Clarke Inc., an international consulting, marketing and investment company involved in cellular telecommunications, 1982-1985; deputy administrator, U.S. Veterans Administration, 1981-1982; manager of government affairs, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., 1977-1980; assistant to Rep. John Y. McCollister, R-Neb., 1971-1977; newscaster and talk-show host in Nebraska, 1969-1971; Army, including service in Vietnam, 1967-1968.

    FAMILY — Wife, Lilibet; two children.

    QUOTE — “We are each a product of our experiences, and my time in combat very much shaped my opinions about war. I’m not a pacifist; I believe in using force, but only after following a very careful decision-making process.” — Hagel in an October interview with Vietnam Magazine.

    Yup, clearly he’s a moron, Deane.

    As for your other two carefully thought out assertions. Yes, he’s had a somewhat troubled, but for a Republican, completely typical history with gay rights. He’s since apologized. While I might personally doubt the sincerity and timing of the recantation, I don’t find his thoughts on the subject a disqualifier for Sec-Def.

    And, no, he's not “anti-Israel”, you simpleton.

    The only (real) reason anyone on the right takes issue with Hagel's nomination is that he's the choice of President Obama. #TrueFact.

    He wouldn't be my choice, but this is one of things President's of either party get to do.

    Posted on January 7, 2013 - 10:54 AM #
  5. NoParty

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    Posts: 11,866

    Yep from moto's post Deane's the smart one and Hagel is a moron alright...

    STAY OFF THE DRUGS Deane!!!!!!!

    Posted on January 7, 2013 - 10:31 PM #

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