Stephens: ‘ [Hagel] Confirmation Process Should Be Illuminating’
Chuck Hagel, former Senator of Nebraska, has been tapped to head the Department of Defense. He’s a Republican, who vociferously criticized the Bush administration during the Iraq War – and equated ‘The Surge’ as the biggest foreign policy blunder since Vietnam. I also think Iraq was more of a distraction, than brilliant strategic thinking – but that’s a different matter. We have a nominee for | Read More »
Why I support Chuck Hagel.
I know Chuck Hagel can seem to be a dirty word around the conservative blogosphere. Indeed, he has done much to burn just about every bridge he could along the way to now being nominated by all conservatives’ public enemy number one. However, I am less angry about this nomination than a lot of people. What I don’t get is Hagel’s fit into the continuum | Read More »
Judges, not Hagel, should be denied Senate deference
Americans just re-elected a President that shares the views of his nominee for Secretary of Defense To hear most Senate Republicans and not a few Democrats advise of a reluctance to consent to the appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon, one would imagine that President Barack Obama is the best friend Israel ever had; was about to go to war with | Read More »
Republicans should support Hagel for SecDef
I have a confession: I’m a Republican and I like Chuck Hagel. It seems that Chuck Hagel is many Republicans’ least favorite Republican. That said, I think that it is in the Republican Party’s interest to support former Senator Hagel’s (R-NE) confirmation as Secretary of Defense. Republicans have maintained the perception with the American people that we are better on issues of defense. President Obama | Read More »
Chuck Schumer not willing to endorse Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense.
Via the Weekly Standard comes an indication that Barack Obama might as well get on the phone and tell Chuck Hagel that it’s not happening: “I’d have to study his record.” Let me explain why this is so devastating a comment coming from Senator Schumer about ex-Senator Hagel… oh, you’ve figured it out already? But let me explicit: Chuck Hagel served in the Senate from | Read More »
Is Chuck Hagel a stalking horse for Michele Flournoy for Secretary of Defense?
The Washington Post‘s editorial board is the latest group to jump on the God, please, not Chuck Hagel bandwagon: FORMER SENATOR Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama is reportedly considering for defense secretary, is a Republican who would offer a veneer of bipartisanship to the national security team. He would not, however, move it toward the center, which is the usual role of such opposite-party nominees. | Read More »
Chuck Hagel (Media-NE) can go #### himself
Well, the RINO gasbag from Nebraska who has made a career of putting the ‘bi’ in bi-partisan is going out in style. After making a career of mugging on the Sunday Morning talk shows, playing footsie with the Treason Media and other Democrats, undermining all Iraq efforts, and generally shivving all people and all things conservative, he opened fire in a vicious diatribe against Sarah | Read More »
Republican Senator declares Palin unqualified
From the Associated Press, we get this headline: GOP senator: A ‘stretch’ to say Palin is qualified. The story itself? Well, the senator is “Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel.” Go figure.
Chuck Hagel On Iraq: Forget 2007 and 2008, That’s Ancient History Now
Chuck Hagel, fresh from his trip to Iraq to provide a patina of bipartisanship to Barack Obama, tips the hand of the Obama camp’s inability to explain away Obama’s terrible misjudgment in opposing the “surge”: “Quit talking about, ‘Did the surge work or not work,’ or, ‘Did you vote for this or support this,’” Hagel said Thursday on a conference call with reporters. “Get out | Read More »