Chuck Hagel is President Obama's likely pick as Secretary of Defense. But he's spoken out against sanctions on Iran, against a military option to stop the Iranian nuclear program, and he opposed designating Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorist groups. Is he a responsible choice?Here is the ad:
Also note that Adam Kredo is reporting on the growing number who are Rejecting Chuck Hagel, based on more than just the opinions Hagel holds:
Former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel may no longer be President Obama's favored pick to run the Defense Department, sources told the Free Beacon.Read the whole thing.
Hagel immediately drew a frosty reception from observers who criticized him for advocating in favor of direct unconditional talks with Iran and for backing sizable cuts to the defense budget.
Those who have worked with Hagel and have an intimate knowledge of his managerial style also expressed concerns about his possible appointment.
The article ends with the suggestion that Hagel is not even a serious choice, but rather a trial balloon by Obama to see judge how Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy, would be received.
We'll know soon enough.
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