HAGEL WILL RESPOND THAT HE:
* Voted to give a total of $38 billion in aid for the Jewish state, along with multiple trips to meet with leaders there.
* Voted at least three times for sanctions against Iran and is a supporter of multilateral sanctions.
* Argue that he has opposed some sanctioning based on specific details, not a broader opposition to sanctions.
Hagel will say that he believes that military action should always be an option but, based on his war experience, insist that it should only be seriously considered after diplomatic options are exhausted.
Hagal and obama are both anti-Semitic dweebs.
His sole qualification for SecDef is apparently acheiving the lofty rank of sergeant.
I agree, the white house is offensive.
Well the best defense is a good offense I suppose...
Remember Senator Tower? Somehow, we managed to keep HIS confirmation as Secretary of Defense from happening, even though he was part of the Senate back-slappers.
Hagel is a senator, but not a leader.
Obama wants somebody that is a follower, and will do as he is told. Hagel is a good candidate for that, and he’s even more special to Obama because he can now claim that he is bipartisan because he appoints from the opposing party.
To Obama, Hagel is ideal for two reasons: he will do as he it told, and he will create the perception that Obama is bipartisan.
Swell, Hagel was sucking up to Obama back in '08.
Did Cindy Sheehan, PFC Bradley Manning and Cynthia McKinney already turn them down?
It sounds as though Barry is wanting to make sure that Republicans get the blame for his destruction of the U.S. military.
Well it certainly is offensive.
The White House is always offensive.
Perhaps he will apologize for their flying Air Force One at low altitude over the Statue of Liberty?
What’s wrong? Jane Fonda not available? Why not Michael Moore or the good “reverend” Wright?
I half expected Obama to nominate Richard Lugar for the position. Lugar’s 80, though, so maybe he wanted someone younger.
This has more to do with with that pathetic senator club than anything else.
Repesl the 17th.
IMHO, the 0 doesn’t really want Hagle. 0 is nominating him because he knows Republicans don’t like him and he wants another fight to prove his dominance over Repubbies.
His main goal is to discredit the Republican party so they appear to be radical and foolish. He has goals and as long as he can take down the opposition he is delighted.
Latest Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] (introduced 1/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
I told everyone I knew when Obama was elected the second time that he wanted to be dictator-in-chief.
The White Mosque is very offensive.