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.
Chuck Hagel, The Next Secretary Of Defense?(5 posts)
Posted on January 4, 2013 - 06:19 PM #
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 - 03:48 AM #
I guess I agree with one of your points.Posted on January 5, 2013 - 06:34 AM #
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 - 09:54 AM #
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 - 09:31 PM #
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