Chuck Hagel: Unworthy of Confirmation

Chuck Hagel’s battle to become the next Secretary of Defense, succeeding Leon Panetta, took center stage on Thursday at his Senate confirmation hearing.  At times appearing like a deer caught in the headlights, he was unable to handle the tough questions addressed at his record. He appeared at times dazed, bewildered and unable to defend his record of disturbing policy positions, many of which he disavowed during the hearing and could not explain why. In light of his performance, those senators who had been undecided about confirming Hagel certainly have ample reason now to join with their conservative colleagues in refusing to send a candidate so unworthy to the Pentagon.

Things got off to a rocky start when a protester demanding benefits for gay and lesbian families who serve in the military stood up holding a sign that said, “We serve equally. We deserve equality.” But this friendly fire from the Left was only the beginning.

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, tried to provide some air cover for Hagel by kicking off the hearing with warm praise for Hagel’s military record and service in the Senate.  After trying to frame the questions that Hagel would need to answer to satisfy his critics and admitting that he had his own concerns with Hagel’s positions on unconditional talks with Iran, opposition to unilateral sanctions and willingness to engage with Hamas, Senator Levin did not wait for Hagel’s answers. “Sen. Hagel certainly has those critically important qualifications to lead the Department of Defense,” he said in providing his endorsement.

Then came the turn of Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), the new ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee.  Inhofe has serious problems with the Hagel nomination. First, he complained that he had not received the information on Hagel’s finances that he had requested. Then he took a shot at Hagel’s lack of judgment on the critical national security issues facing the nation.

“We are just too philosophically opposed on the pressing issues facing our country for me to support his nomination,” Senator Inhofe said. “His record demonstrates what I view as a lack of sound judgment and steadfast support for policies that diminish U.S. power and influence.”

Senator Inhofe’s prepared statement laid out a bill of particulars against Hagel’s nomination, including:

• “On the defense budget and sequestration, Senator Hagel’s views are contrary to the judgment of our top civilian and military leaders.”

• “Too often, it seems, he is willing to subscribe to a worldview that is predicated on appeasing our adversaries while shunning our friends.”

• “In 2001, he was one of just two Senators who voted against a bill extending harsh sanctions against Iran. A year later, he urged the Bush administration to support Iran’s membership in the World Trade Organization. He voted against a resolution designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps – a group responsible for the killing of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan—a terrorist organization. And, on multiple occasions, he has advocated for direct negotiations with Iran—a regime that continues to repress its people, doggedly pursue a nuclear weapons capability, and employ terrorist proxies, including Hamas and Hezbollah, to threaten the security of Israel and the region.”

Senator Inhofe was especially troubled by Chuck Hagel’s attempts to “walk back or alter his positions for the sake of political expediency.”

During a testy exchange with Hagel, Senator Inhofe asked him why the Iranian foreign ministry supports his nomination:

“[T]he people — I’m quoting right now from Iran — people of the Middle East, the Muslim region and North Africa, people of these regions hate America from the bottom of their heart. [Iran] further said Israel is a cancerous tumor in the heart of the Islamic world. They further said Iran’s warriors are ready and willing to wipe Israel off the map. The question I’d like to ask you, and you can answer for the record if you’d like, why do you think the Iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to be the Secretary of Defense?”

“I have a difficult enough time with American politics, Senator,” Hagel responded with a smirk. “I have no idea, but thank you. And I’ll be glad to respond further for the record.”

In his opening statement to the committee, Chuck Hagel asked to be judged on the entirety of his record, not individual votes or isolated speeches. “My overall worldview,” Hagel declared, “has never changed: that America has and must maintain the strongest military in the world; that we must lead the international community to confront threats and challenges together; and that we must use all tools of American power to protect our citizens and our interests. I believe, and always have, that America must engage – not retreat – in the world.”

The problem Hagel has with his attempt to define himself as a strong advocate of the use of American power to protect the country’s interests and values is that he has repeatedly demonstrated through a series of votes and speeches over an extended period of time the very opposite.  He has shown repeatedly a willingness to coddle Iran, which represents in all likelihood the most destabilizing and dangerous obstacle to peace and security today.

Hagel’s claim in his opening statement that his policy towards the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran “is one of prevention, and not one of containment” directly contradicts his past endorsement of a containment policy similar to that followed during the Cold War vis-à-vis the Soviet Union. Other than saying that he will follow President Obama’s policies, Hagel offered no explanation for the abrupt change in his own thinking – or, as some might characterize it, his tactical retreat from his prior controversial positions. It is crucial to understand where Hagel himself is really coming from because his assumptions and biases will inevitably affect the advice that he gives to Obama and the degree to which he supports military preparedness for prevention purposes rather than containment.

Under questioning from Senator Levin, Hagel said that his opposition to unilateral sanctions against Iran were based on circumstances at “a different time.”

“We were at a different place with Iran during that time,” Hagel said.

When exactly have we been in a good place with Iran in the last thirty-plus years, since the Islamists seized power, took Americans hostage and embarked on a hostile path in the direction of state sponsorship of terrorism, threats of annihilation of our closest ally in the region, Israel, and the acquisition of nuclear arms?  And how was 2008 so different than today in regards to Iran when Hagel was reported to have been “solely responsible” for blocking a bill that would have tightened economic sanctions in Iran, according to the Huffington Post?

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) cut through the smokescreen that Hagel was attempting to create around his shifting explanations of how he felt about unilateral sanctions against Iran. Wicker challenged his “contradicting” positions.

Democrats, not surprisingly, rose to Hagel’s defense.  Even Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a relatively conservative Democratic Senator, was effusive in his praise of Hagel.  “I look forward to voting for you,” Manchin told Hagel.

Senator Manchin said he joined other Democrats in believing that Hagel was not lacking in support of Israel – an issue that Hagel had tried to defuse by more or less apologizing for his remark a number of years ago about the “Jewish lobby” (he meant to say “pro-Israel lobby”) that he had once said “intimidated” (he meant to say “influence”) some members of Congress.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) zeroed in on his biggest bone of contention with Chuck Hagel – the military surge in Iraq which many experts credit with turning the war there decisively around in our favor.  “I think history has already made a judgment on the surge,” Senator McCain said. “You’re on the wrong side of it.”

Hagel was not willing to give much ground on this particular issue. He said that the surge may not have been necessary to affect the war’s outcome and that he would await history’s verdict. When McCain pressed Hagel to answer directly whether his opposition to the surge, which Hagel in 2007 had said “represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam,” turned out to be right or wrong, Hagel’s rejoinder was that “I am not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things today.”

“I’m very disappointed in his failure to answer my questions,” Senator McCain told Wall Street Journal reporter Kristina Peterson. However, McCain said that he still had not decided whether he will in the end vote for or against Hagel’s confirmation.

Hagel’s continued refusal to acknowledge that his comparison of the Iraq surge to Vietnam was wrong reveals one of the fundamental problems with the Hagel nomination.  While Hagel has tried to neutralize criticism of his views on Iran and Israel by saying that he has evolved or had previously misspoken, he cannot shake the so-called Vietnam Syndrome – the national defense paralysis that stemmed from what Ronald Reagan once described as “feelings of guilt as if we were doing something shameful.”

Hagel’s service in Vietnam, as courageous and patriotic as it was, has kept him in the grip of the Vietnam Syndrome and completely colored his worldview.  As a result, he is incapable of delivering to President Obama the kind of clear-eyed, hard-headed and objective advice that Obama needs to balance his own tendencies towards appeasement.

In one of the most dramatic exchanges of the hearing, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) played a video clip from an appearance by Hagel on an Al Jazeera show in 2009. Hagel appeared to agree with an e-mail read by the host of the show, which said that the perception and reality in the world is that America is “the world’s bully.”

“Do you think it’s appropriate for the chief civilian leader of the U.S. military forces to agree with the statement that both the perception and the reality is that the United States is the world’s bully?” Senator Cruz asked Hagel.

Hagel was at first tongue-tied and then tried to wiggle out of the situation by claiming that “[m]y comment was it’s a relevant and good observation. I don’t think that I said I agree with it.” But Hagel was also heard saying on the clip “yes” to the observation in the e-mail.

Towards the end of a long day of hearings in which Chuck Hagel appeared at times unprepared and hesitant in his answers and at other times evasive or misleading in trying to explain away his past votes, statements and positions, Hagel told Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) that “I wasn’t looking for another job.” It is unclear at this point whether he will have enough support in the Senate to get confirmed, but his testimony proved beyond any reasonable doubt that he is totally unqualified for the job of Secretary of Defense.

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  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Will the Senate have the guts? I think not. However should they? Resoundingly. But the fact of the matter is that all manner of thugs roam Capitol Hill and few bat an eye. Besides, except for Rep Bachmann, and a few others, no one on the Repub side has a problem with the most dangerous Muslim Brotherhood operative being privy to State secrets.
    In fact, the moment that Sen McCain, alcoholic Boehner, and the rest of their gutless gang, came to her defense/rescue, was the moment that patriots should have known that U.S. interests went two sheets to the wind – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/20/senator-john-

    Even though McCain demonstrated some backbone at the hearings, patriots should not hang their hats on his support. He blows with the wind. Aside from a few stalwart Repubs who showed true moxy, the rest will waffle, once pressure is applied for a vote.

    Though Hagel would be able to make immediate, devastating mischief for America and her allies, the untold damage done – under the radar – by Humala has been massive. No exaggeration.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • tanstaafl

      Excellent observation. It's like fighting World War II with Eva Braun working as a secretary in the White House.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        More like fighting WW2 with Axis Sally or Tokyo Rose or Charles Lindbergh as US Secretary of War.

  • crackerjack

    Apparently this hearing is solely centered on topics involving Israeli interests and concerns. Shouldn't US senators be interested in Hagels' stance towards China, Russia, The Pacific Region, The Europeans and NATO, The UNO, cyber warfare, undercover operations, drones e.t.c.

    One gains the impression this hearing is taking place in Tel Aviv and not in Washington.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      If this candidate is unqualified and his views on the middle east are part of his duties, they would be failing us if they didn't bring it up.

      • JacksonPearson

        He doesn't know.
        The moron's having trouble finding his antisemitic butt, to be able to relieve his implanted head!

      • patriothere

        What makes him unqualified? His purple hearts? His service to his country? Why didn't you serve YOUR country zionist parrot?

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          He has flaws that don't serve our national interests well.
          Namely he is against a strong defense. So, being in charge of keeping the military strong may not be a smart place for him, unless you're Iranian and want us weak.

    • Joseph Klein

      You obviously did not follow the hearing very closely. There were numerous questions dealing with Hagel's position on Iran, unilateral disarmament, Hagel's opposition to the surge in Iraq, his apparent agreement with the description of the U.S. as "the world's bully, the Pentagon budget and the effect of sequestration, etc. that reflect American interests and concerns. By the way, keeping our close alliance with Israel in that very dangerous part of the world is also very much in America's interest.

    • UCSPanther

      And a month ago, you were rooting for Feinstein's new bill to disarm law-abiding gun owners.

      Sympathizes with Palestine, wants Americans disarmed. Says a lot…

    • JacksonPearson

      It's those blankety-blank, blank, $&^$ing Jews again, right Craker, I mean Crakker…correction Butthead?

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      crackerjackass, You'd prefer that ayatollahs of Qom wishes be fulfilled.

      That ain't gonna happen jihadi savage.

      Happy Nakba!

    • Choi

      One gains the impression that YOU,crackerjack,are a JEW-HATING POS!

    • Alinsky Hero USA

      The last time conservatives appointed a Secretary of Defense we had 9/11.

      Never trust a conservative to protect America.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        So this is where you're hiding. I was curious where you would have the courage to show up. I know it wouldnt' be anyplace on Navy's site since you're afraid of him. Someone smarter than you, faster than you, and somebody that keeps you in your place.

        Everyone else on the parsi troll patrol goes there, but as the reject of the bunch you're not allowed!

        And the last time 9/11 happened it was due to the wall of separation thanks to a democrat Jaime Gorelick.

        • Alinsky Hero USA

          I drove Navy insane today. He had to remove my posts like a little girl, crying the whole time. He just can't win.

          We were protected properly by Jaime Gorelick, and only got hit as soon as conservatives took over.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            He pulled your garbage and showed it to the curb as it deserved. And he made it stick, You cant' post there for lots of reasons. Mainly because you can't figure out how.

            Hahahaha….

            Oh it's funny the sad sexual stalker is stuck and afraid of a man stronger and better than he is. You deserve it, every time the other trolls go there and you get left behind? We laugh at you.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Navy won't fight. A baby that was humiliated by me You two are both owed by me.

            By the way, we wouldn't have had 9/11 if you had not stole the election from Gore.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            He didn't have to fight. He simple did what was necessary and you were left on the doorstep. You were unwanted trash and he didn't to own you, just 'reject' you.

            That bothers you on a primal level. No wonder you fear him so much. And you can't even fight him, he's that much smarter than you are. You're a nothing compared to him, he does more than own you, he controlled you.

            And Gore? That's funny, you can't distract from your total defeat with Navy. Troll.

            Me? I toy with you. Him? He booted you. Not as much fun, but more effective.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You sound angry because we talk about you on Piss Offed Pirate all day, and they removed you for trolling.

            Everyone already knows the history of my raping of Navy's site. There isn't anything you can do about it.

            This thread is about the Secretary of State choice, not your lies about Navy.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            They only hear what you want them to hear. And they don't know the truth that you were tossed and not smart enough to force your way back on. So, you were the one raped if you want to use that term.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            They know the whole story, they saw it first hand. We all laugh at you and cheer that we have safe place from your stalking on POP.

            .

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And SB got his toes stepped on when he accused Kevin of what he did.

            And that distraction is only to change the subject from the fact that you're scared of Navy, do they laugh at you for being a coward?

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You said that already. But no mention of a girlfriend. I win.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I wonder, why should I tell anything to the kind of guy who would say this?

            6 minutes ago @ http://912wolverines.com/ – growl · 1 reply · 0 points
            "It takes me 40 minutes to tie up a Capitalist conservative ***** and f*ck them to death."

            And to think you're not just a big mouth, but a cowardly big mouth. Still a coward? Still scared of Navy since you know he's smarter and better than you are?

            Hahahahahahahaha….

            You make this way to easy. Scaredy cat.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Why would you post picture of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why would you be trolling looking for photo's of my nieces?
            Is it because you need to vent anger and being more stupid and more clumsy at the internet than the other trolls? That you can't deal with the anger at Navy's rejection of your stupid tripe and his ease at pushing you out into the cold?

            Watching day after day as they play on that site knowing you can't? That you're unworthy and just not smart enough to tangle with Navy knowing he's out of your league with computers even after you pretend expertise?

            I watch you as a loser, as a pathetic creature long past his useful existence.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You didn't answer, so I'll ask again. Simple question. Should be easy to answer…

            Why would you post picture of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You still post fake gay dating profiles with my name and photo without my permission or knowledge. You have said you want to chop my head off and save it in a basket.

            You don't deserve an answer. Simple statement, with small words typed slowly. You should understand it.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You didn't answer, so I'll ask again. Simple question. Should be easy to answer…if you have a girlfriend.

            Why would you post picture of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You still post fake gay dating profiles with my name and photo without my permission or knowledge. You have said you want to chop my head off and save it in a basket.

            You don't deserve an answer. Simple statement, with small words typed slowly. You should even understand it.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Still can't answer an easy question, because it exposes your lack of girlfriend…

            Why would you post picture of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            If I was a make hooker and needed your mom as a customer I wouldn't tell you.

            You're a sick stalker type that wants to collect my head in a basket. That may not seem bad to you, but it's bad.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You won't tell me because you can't with out exposing that you are a virgin.

            Why would you post pictures of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why would I tell a stalker that wants my head in a basket? You may not realize this, but most consider that a bit over the top.

            And still you sit here afraid of navy.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Don't be scared little girl, answer the question that exposes you as a virgin..

            Why would you post pictures of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Riddle me this.
            How can you be an expert in the media field if you can't get past a few filters Navy has up?

            You are either a liar or a fake. Either way you're a coward and can't even tag along with the rest of the trista trolls.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You said you don't mention a girlfriend because of creepy stalkers, yet you post picture of your NIECES!!!!!!

            You are exposed as a virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Have you been using your bong again this morning?

            Why not go find a big bag of munchies and ask them anything you want.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Your argument for not mentioning a girlfriend falls short, because you mention and post pictures of your Nieces.

            You are exposed a virgin, and there is nothing you can do about it.

            50 year old virgin, only talks to men, his name is roger.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Your right to more personal information falls short.

            I'm just glad I can go to Navy's site and not deal with your stalking.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Run away homo boy. We all now know you are a virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Run away creepy stalker type. We know you're too stupid to go to the sites you want to rip on.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You are not a man.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And you don't appear to be very human.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            your peni hs ever elt woa

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You still don't appear to be very human.And my personal life isn't something creepy stalkers have any business with.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Hey alinsky, what's wrong? No answer? or are you scared of me too like you are of Navy?

            Hahahahahahaha….

            You just realize he's smarter than you and you can't get around his blocks this time. 200 email addresses and profiles and you still can't out smart him. What a lame troll you are. He's laughing at you almost as hard as I am.

          • Alinsky Hero USA
          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You sure do troll a lot for gay guys.

            I'm not interested. People who want to chop my head off are a real turn off, even if they have boobs.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You should contact that gay troll, and tell him you never have mentioned a girlfriend to anybody on the internet, but love talking to men instead.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            He would call you a creepy sexual stalker too.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            I started calling you a creepy stalker, then you stole my comments because of lack of brain power or creativity.

            That guy is perfect for you. Go for it creepy stalker f u c k.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You are a creepy stalker troll.

            And you have different tastes than I do.
            I have some, you lack any.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You stole my comments because of lack of brain power or creativity.

            Creepy f u c k . Why would you post pictures of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You are a creepy stalker troll.
            The words fit so I use them.

            Deal with it.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You can't answer this question because you are trapped on your Liberace defense.

            I win.

            You are a virgin.

            Why would you post pictures of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Still you sit here unable to post on Navy's site. The stupid defense. You're not smart enough to get around his filters. You just aren't up to it. All the other trolls are doing fine and post so easily, it's like you're just a rejected flunky.

            And why would I post any information for a chop chop troll?

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Don't dismiss the question that exposes you as a virgin.

            Why would you post pictures of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why would I give personal information to a stalker type?

            And one that can't even tag alone with the other trolls – possibly the result of all that medical marijuana?
            6 weeks ago @ Breitbart.tv – Cain's Response To Cha… · 1 reply · 0 points
            Why do you keep asking me how much marijuana I smoke? I told you, I smoke a lot everyday, but I don't know the exact amount of grams.

            Look at how many comments you have on your profile. You are being paid to post propaganda on this site.

            Where are all the Cain supporters? Where?? By next week you all will pretend you never liked him in the first place.

            It's like when you gave yourself the name Tea baggers, and now pretend you never did.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You said you don't mention a girlfriend because of creepy stalkers, yet you post picture of your NIECES!!!!!!

            You are exposed as a virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And the creepy stalkers trolled and found them.

            You are exposed as a creepy stalker type. Wee could use your help on Navy's site. But you can't help him. You're not smart enough! Hahahahahaha…

            It must be hard being the slow troll that just tags along like a moron.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Your argument is crushed…I exposed you as a virgin with this…

            You said you don't mention a girlfriend because of creepy stalkers, yet you post picture of your NIECES!!!!!!

            You are exposed as a virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Your creepy stalking is crushed! I exposed you as the sick pot head stalker!

            You showed you are still out there trolling for personal photo's.

            And you're still too stupid to post on the sites you hate the most.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You can't dismiss the fact I exposed you a a virgin with this..
            You are exposed as a virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I can't deny the fact that you want to know either way, That exposes you as the creepy stalker type.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Why do you want stalkers to see pictures of your nieces

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why would a left behind wanna be stalker think I wanted you involved at all in my facebook photo's? Did I friend you or something?

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You posted pictures of them, but no pitures of a girlfriend.

            I never get tired of exposing you s a virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You might try getting out of your mom's basementmore.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And you are exposed as the creepy stalker type that trolls for photo's.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            But could find any of your girlfriend, only your nieces…

            Now you are exposed as a virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Still the stupid troll who wanders around looking for people to stalk? When you're too dumb to post on the sites you want to target that would give you a lot of extra time to troll photo's wouldn't it?

            Hahahahaha…..

            Yes, I'm mocking you.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            A virgin can't mock me.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I mock you, regularly.

            And you deserve it. You make it easy. You just can't put down the two handed bong long enough to even keep up. You seem to think being a creepy stalker thing is acceptable and not something you should be ashamed of.

            You aren't capable of shame, you are beneath contempt and probably consider it a badge of honor.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Virgins can't do anything to me except make me laugh.

            You post pictures of your nieces and then claim you can't even mention a girlfriend because of your fear of me.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Can they?

            And can you stalk photos and pretend that being a creepy stalker dude isn't a bad thing?

            Can you hold your bong with both hands and still hit the bag of munchies while you read the site you want to target but aren't smart enough to break into it?

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            My name is roger, I think I will post a picture of my girlfriend on Face book. No wait. Better not, could be stalkers out there. I know, I'll post pictures of me playing touchy feely with my little girl nieces instead.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Cut and paste insanity?How much medical marijuana have you used today?

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You get what a virgin deserves.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Still cutting and pasting insanity?And you didn't notice the second half. How much medical marijuana have you used today?Did they lace it with something?

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You are trapped in your excuses for not mentioning a girlfriend.

            You are a confirmed virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You're trapped in your creepy stalker rejection. And even if you weren't a creepy stalker I still wouldn't be interestd in you. You're not my style. Even if you take hormones and grow boobs.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            He caught me. I said I won't post or mention my girlfriend because of stalkers. But what excuse do I have for posting pictures of my little nieces?
            I'll just try to dismiss it and hopefuly someone will still believe I might have a girlfirend, and not think I'm Roger the virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why is it that the creepy stalker is mad that I can have have reasonable discussions at Navy's site and goes bonkers in places like this to keep me tied up and busy?

            Navy is just too smart for you, a loser.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Hopefully my lame Navy taunts will distract from the conflicting reasons I give for never mentioning a girlfriend.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You just can't get used to being so impotent.

            Useless, and unwanted. And you can't even do anything about it.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Virgin manboy Roger.

            Only talks to men.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Stupid rejectcan'ttalktoanyone.Gohavemoremeidcalmarijuana.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Do you want to see pitures of my nieces? I post them for stalkers, but don't worry, the secret of my girlfriend is safe.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Creepy stalker types that go after men usually aren't interested in women.And I'm not interested in you.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Still coming off a bong hit?There was a time when you pretended to almost make sense. That time has long passed.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Don't worry Roger's girlfriend, you are safe from stalkers, only Roger's little girl nieces are posted by him.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Do worry, they must have laced your medical marijuana with something. You're even worse than your normal self.And that's setting the bar plenty low.Is this because Navy keeps outsmarting you? The fabled expert can't get past a retired Navy officer? Hahahahaha….

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            My name is Roger, I can't wait to post picyures of my nieces and mention them on ID.
            Meanwhile my girlfriend is safe from stalkers because I won't post pictures of her or mention her to even felloew conservatives.

            If anybody asks why, I will only need to change the subject.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I must be hitting a nerve. You're still trying to go play with wee and coggy at navy's are you? And it's not working, is it? And you can't figure out how to get around it, can you? And you're going nuts more than you normally are becuase you're not used to being shown up for the fool that you really are.

            Ouch, reality bites doesn't it?

            And the core of folks from there are mocking you, laughing at you, secure that there is nothing you can do about it.

            I throw my shoe at you!

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            I can't let Alisnky and everyone know I don't have a girlfriend.
            I will pretend he can't get on Navy's site instead.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You really should get that medication level adjusted, you're going off the deep end.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            What can I do. everyone sees I have never mentioned a girlfriend. And now everyone sees I posted pictures of my nieces.

            I have no way out.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And you respond to not having a way out by just cranking up the volume without realizing it's the song you're playing that ruins everything.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Here are some pictures of m and my nieces. I hope the stalkers like it.

            I will never even mention a girlfriend though,.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Here is a stalker that trolls the internet and then can't understand why people don't trust him after sayinghe wants to chop heads off and collectthem.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            I don't trust stalkers knowing about my girlfriend, I'll just post pictures of my little girl nieces instead. Hopefully noone will ask why.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I don't trust creepy stalker trolls.And everyone understands why.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Your msecret is safe another day. Noone can make you say you have a girlfriend. Congrats homo.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Still desperate to have some relevancy since you were tossed aside like garbage by Navy?You're still just my creepy stalker to me.Now can't you get better medical marijuana, it didn't agree with you very well today.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You are not very stable are you?You might want to adjust that dosage on the medical marijuana.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Just posting your twisted logic, and proving that you are a virgin.

            You said you won't post or mention your girlfriend because you are scared of stalkers, yet you post pictures of yourself with your nieces.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You keep mentioning it as if you have any business to care.And you can't get past the bitter sounding rejected piece of garbage thrown out to the street when you trolled the site you really want to target.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            My name is roger, I want to know everything about your religious values, but don't ask why I post pictures of my nieces, but don't post pictures of my girlfriend.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You really shouldn't lace your medical marijuana so much. It unhinges you.

            And it gives us a reason to laugh at you from the safe place you can't intrude.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Here's a picture of Roger's little nieces. But no pictures of his girlfriend.

            There can only be one reason. He doesn't have a girlfriend.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Alinsky thinks anyone cares.

            You're sadly mistaken that you have any reason to expect access to a private life of anyone on this forum, it's for political debate. And you want to stop that.

            And some sites have you blocked so you can't be a speed bump to get run over. You're not nearly as bright as your handlers thought, are you?

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            I gave access to my personal life when I posted pictures of my nieces and then mentioned my nieces on ID.

            But now what excuse do I have for not mentioning my girlfriend. I don't have a good excuse. I better do everything in my power to distract and dismiss.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You're still the bored creepy stalker.

            Bored because you're stupid and creepy because that's what you do.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            I better not answer why I posted pictures of my nieces and none of my girlfriend.

            The contradiction exposes me as a virgin.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            The stalker fantasizes out loud and hopes to lure information.

            Yeah, like that is going to happen? Not.

            And they still laugh at you for being the last to the party. Of course they've marginalizedthe other trolls so it's too late for you anyhow.

            Navy won.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            He can't lure me to mention a girlfriend, but knows all about my nieces.
            It makes it look as if I don't have a girlfriend, and I can't do anything abou tit.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You can't lure me into anything.What a putz.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            I'm Roger, and I'm so proud that noone can make me say I have a girlfriend.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You're still a putz.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Your moms' basement. Is there a gas leak down there?Or are you suffering from derangement due to your complete rejection from Navy? You can't figure out how to get around his filters can you?Have you been setting up dozens of more fake accounts to slip in a deranged comment? It isn't working is it? You're just not smart enough.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You're exposed as the creepy stalker type that is trolling for photos.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You are exposed as a virgin.

            Your argument hold no water.

            You post pictures of your nieces and then claim you can't even mention a girlfriend because of your fear of me.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You are exposed as the creepy stalker type.

            Your trolling is failing and you can't get to the one site you want to target the most. You have to sit in the back as your other trista trolls flounder and you can't help out. You're just not bright enough.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You can stop being a virgin by getting a girlfriend.

            You post pictures of your nieces and then claim you can't even mention a girlfriend because of your fear of me.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Stil the creepy stalker?

            Still trolling for photos?

            Still the stupid little troll that got tossed from the website you want to target?

            Hahahahaha.

            Poor little wanna be.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You post pictures of your nieces and then claim you can't even mention a girlfriend because of your fear of me.

            Why?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why would you as a creepy stalker think I should?

            Your'e just a sad little wanna be.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And you're exposed as the creepy stalker type trolling for photos.

            See, you cut and paste and I can repeat the same answers. Who looks bad?

            Well, the creepy stalker type keeps reminding everyone that you're trolling for photo's which makes you look the creepy stalker.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You are exposed as a virgin.

            you can't answer why you post pictures of your little girl nieces and not your girlfriend.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I don't want to answer.

            Your'e a creepy stalker type that admits to trolling for photos.
            It must be all that extra time since you were tossed out like garbage from the one site you hate the most.

            So much for your being an expert!

            Hahahahahahaha….

            Yes, I'm mocking you.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You CAN'T answer.

            Your answer would be…

            Yes I am afraid of stalkers knowing I have a girlfriend, but stalkers seeing pictures of my little girl niece doesn't bother me at all.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Still the little wannabe that can't figure out how to follow his buddies over to the site you really want to target? Is that why you're so cranky? You just don't like being left out of the fun, do you?

            Hahaha….

            What a moron you are. Go back to the bong.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            You CAN'T answer.

            Your answer would be…

            Yes I am afraid of stalkers knowing I have a girlfriend, but stalkers seeing pictures of my little girl niece doesn't bother me at all.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            The sad little wanna be is cranky because he can't go and play at the site he's scared of. He got tossed like a piece of garbage and can't figure out how to get back in…. it leaves you cranky and sad.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Everyone already knows the history of my raping of Navy's site"

            The fear today of Islamic terrorism is only exceeded by the daily threat of the "terror" of being trolled on the Internet. Oh no.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Domestic terrorism from conservatives is the greatest threat. I've told you that.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Domestic stupidity from muslim friendly liberals is the most bizarre threat. You've told me enough to know that.

            9 minutes ago @ News From Antiwar.com – Obama Calls Iran's Nuc… · 0 replies · +1 points
            I just thank Allah every day that I'm not you.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            Why would you post pictures of your little girl nieces, but never mention having a girlfriend?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why would you troll and find any photo of my that you can?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Cut and paste? Are you starting with the medical marijuana already this morning?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            More cut and paste? How much medical marijuana have you already used today?

            7 weeks ago @ Breitbart.tv – #OccupyDenver Comes Ba… · 0 replies · -1 points
            I use two hands for the bong, then type afterwards.

            It's not like when you wank off while blogging.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "By the way, we wouldn't have had 9/11 if you had not stole the election from Gore."

            Gore would have personally flown the plane in to the towers.

            See how easy it is to make things up?

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            IT's always easy for conservatives to use Rovian tactics to make things up, attempt to create a false equivalency, and then run away claiming we're even.

            BS is your art.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You must hate the competition.

            6 weeks ago @ Breitbart.tv – Cain's Response To Cha… · 1 reply · 0 points
            Why do you keep asking me how much marijuana I smoke? I told you, I smoke a lot everyday, but I don't know the exact amount of grams.

            Look at how many comments you have on your profile. You are being paid to post propaganda on this site.

            Where are all the Cain supporters? Where?? By next week you all will pretend you never liked him in the first place.

            It's like when you gave yourself the name Tea baggers, and now pretend you never did.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Why do you keep asking me how much marijuana I smoke? I told you, I smoke a lot everyday, but I don't know the exact amount of grams."

            I'm sure there's more on the list of active ingredients. What's funny is I was just contemplating how difficult it would be to distort the human mind to the extent his is, without the effects of drugs to make the subject feel disconnected from reality as you paint the false narratives in his mind.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            It's as if this sexually confused person uses 'single white female' as a tactical script.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "claiming we're even"

            I never claimed "we're even." I used sarcasm and an obvious lie as an example, to help you reflect upon how ineffective your lies are. Any sane person can see there was no attempt on my part to deceive, whereas your lies are presented as your actual positions.

            If it only broadcasts to others that we're not buying it, that's OK. That's just how deluded you are.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "I drove Navy insane today…"

            It's funny to hear you report the drama that exists only in your head.

            "We were protected properly by Jaime Gorelick, and only got hit as soon as conservatives took over."

            Yeah. That's what happened.

          • Alinsky Hero USA

            I raped his site, sorry you weren't there.

            "We were protected properly by Jaime Gorelick, and only got hit as soon as conservatives took over."

            Yeah. That's IS what happened.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You were tossed like yesterdays old garbage and can't get back in to post.

            You were raped.

  • Anamah

    We are living in an extreme dangerous time… Why the Hell are we so defenseless in the hands of mafiosi, Progressives, Communists and Radical Islamic nuts willing to subdue, conquer and destroy our freedom and success based only on pure envy, hate and supremacist ideologies. Who are going to protect our USA? The presidential bad ideas must be stopped… This man Hagel is not only incompetent but also confused even deeply lost. A bad candidate. He shows himself as unqualified to be US Secretary of Defense.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      And that seems to be the requirement for any appointment Obama wants.

      Obama hates this country and it's values. Another insult was just announced, but you won't see it in the media, they cover for him. Dictators like a friendly press.
      http://www.newsmax.com/US/reagan-obama-library-de

  • kaz

    unworthy, you say. dont you think maybe that is precisely why he was nominated? it also makes him a cinch to get approved. the republicans in the senate are lapdogs for the muslim in chief, and the democrats are even worse. besides, refuse to nominate that enemy mole, and there is always bill ayers, jane fonda, john kerry, oh, thats right, he is taken already, and charles manson. our nation has a fatal illness. all we are doing is quibbling over the pallbearers. what difference does it make at this point?

  • geneww1938

    Oh for a righteous politician to be found who would take a stand and be heard. Scoundrels approving scoundrels for their own personal gain. How many would give their lives for this country or stand with Israel?

    • mcmorrowpc

      I nominate John McCain.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        He's clueless enough.

        But I think Obama wants him in the senate leading the republicans over the cliff like lemmings.

  • Rostislav

    The final confirmation would mean that the CPUSA was 100% right, endorsing Obama for the destruction of your great country. Her Congress looks more and more like our Soviet (or the present-day Russian) parliament, where candidates for our defense chiefs were also discussed, and sometimes even quite hotly, but everybody knew that the main thing is not hot discussions, or our national interests, but the Dear Leader's wish. It's really heart-breaking for any friends of freedom to witness how the similar pattern is clearly emerging in yours, like some horrible ghost… Rostislav, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

  • Fred

    I hope this was just a "show" for the people to believe there was some opposition to this guy and he will be confirmed anyway. I feel both parties are in "cahoots" together and they put these plays on for show.

    The fact that no Republicans or Democrat Congressman or Senators will look into (what they know) about Barry and the phoney Birth Certificate, him using another persons SSA #, Sealed Records, Fast and Furious, Benghazi and so so much more makes me think this way. And Eric Holder is not in prison for what he has done and the coverup. Google Dr. Orly Taitz, Esquire who has a Supreme Court case coming up on these issues and of course the "media" ignores this as usual.

    It seems the radical left have taken over the media, education, courts and entertainment.

  • Fred

    I should have wrote I hope this was NOT just "show" for the people.

    Sorry but I was typing too fast.

  • Asher

    This hearing was a disaster. Hagel is vague, doesn't answer questions, and is known for his support of Islamist factions, very obvious to anyone with common sense, of the volatility in the Middle East, that Hagel is the wrong man for the job.

    • BS77

      Surely there is someone better qualified for this position.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Dick Cheney.

  • Asher

    The demise of America will be because of stupid politicians and stupid voters! Why would anyone arm terrorist regimes in Egypt with F-16 Fighter jets and Abrams tanks? Hopefully the Egyptian military will be in control..but is there any guarantee of that?

    • tanstaafl

      The Egyptian military cannot withstand sharia law.

  • pierce

    Ex Sen. Hagel was about as uncooperative as any one applying for an important job as I have ever witnessed,and add arrogance to the resume. It was almost like he did not want the job. With that in mind, I would not vote to confirm.

  • Arlie

    The Senate must not confirm this treacherous individual. However, it is know that there are at least 400 complicit Cowards in the Congress at the present time.

    The best news I've hear in a long, long time is this recent video: http://www.beforeitsnews.com/politics/2013/01/federal-co...

  • Roger Dane

    As so often mentioned, “stupid electorate” and that, almost in a nutshell, has been the aim of our educational unions since day one. Dumb down the electorate and keep them so entertained with bling that the wool becomes a permanent fixture!
    We “might” see Hagel get voted down… would be a surprise to me but welcome. However he is just one in a line of bad efforts made in the political arena and foisted upon the American public. Progeny will pay the price and where are the ‘Desperate Sons’ of Liberty?
    [to Arlie - your link is dead... repost it please ]

  • EthanP

    NO! A few may vote against. But he will be approved.

  • cll1709

    I fear this buffoon will be confirmed. The Dems and Obama want someone they can blame things on. That is the only reason I can think of that Obama would want Hagel in that position. Obviously he is too stupid to know the damage they intend to inflict on defense.

  • Gabrielle

    Don't sell Hagel short and think that he is too stupid to know the damage that Obama plans to inflict on defense. Hagel has always been a RINO and one who has always been a democrat at heart. Hagel doesn't care about this country anymore than Obama does.

    Hagel's first election to the senate was so odd and irregular, yet the dems never questioned it, and I have to wonder why? Could it have been that Hagel's his role as a "conscientious" Republican gave Dems the opportunity to look bi-partisian, and he was more valuable to them as a Republican than the Dem who also ran for that seat?

    Whatever Hagel is, he marches lock-step with Obama and that is all that is important to this administration. Hagel may be stupid, but he is stupid with purpose.

    • Thomas_h

      "Hagel may be stupid, but he is stupid with purpose."

      or rather, Hagel, may be stupid, but he is their stupid.

      • Gabrielle

        LOL, and that alone will get him confirmed. He is also a very good little soldier in Obama's civilian force and will do as ordered.

        The funniest comment that read today was someone asking, "Who packed those bags under his eyes?"

  • Ghostwriter

    Hopefully,Chuck Hagel WON'T be nominated for Secretary of Defense. By the looks of it,he just destroyed his chances of BEING Secretary of Defense.

    • SFLBIB

      "Hopefully,Chuck Hagel WON'T be nominated for Secretary of Defense."

      He already HAS been nominated. These are the confirmation hearings.

  • SFLBIB

    The Republican Party would gain a lot of respect from the people if they would just bork SOMEBODY.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      That takes spine.
      Even if they didn't bork someone, if they just went after someone that DID deserve it!

    • kaz

      to bork is to wrongfully refuse to approve a thoroughly qualified nominee for made up reasons due to dishonest motives on the part of the senate. if the senate did not approve hagel, that would be the opposite of borking.

  • matt

    Hagel is a farce just like Obama, and a typical politician. Shoots his mouth off, denies, and lies and lies just like his boss to be. Oh they will vote him in. He's a total incompetent so he fits right in. I think we should throw them all out including Hagel. The folks have got to so something as these self preserving pieces of dog crap won't.
    Matt

  • marios

    Hagel is opportunist. He is not trustworthy man but that is why he is Obama candidate. The worth for our country the better for Obama and his neocommies party (with false name "dem's party).
    Hagel is the most liberal among Rep's. He has link to Company which has special interests in Iran as they had mutual business. That is why Hagel so much for Iran and so much hostile toward Israel. Financial interest as Carter in his reign in WH. Carter responsible for Iran Mullahs radical Islamic regime and nowadays nightmare on Iran eager to possess nuclear weapon. Obama went even further. He radicalize all ME. All Obama candidates are bad news for USA.

  • scum

    After Rumsfeld lowered the bar, it's hard not to confirm Hagel.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      moron, Rumsfeld didn't think that iran was a non-threat as your hagel does.

      Go play in the street like a good little savage.

    • Gabrielle

      What a silly comment. Rumsfeld was an excellent choice and experienced choice, and an excellent Secretary of Defense, he at least understood what "defense" meant to the US and our allies. Rumsfeld believed in a modern and effective military and he was qualified to do the job. What qualifications does Hagel have? Well, I guess he could always deliver the right votes at the right time to the right place?

      Even if Rumsfeld were not the best candidate, and I do NOT concede that, but at least he was quick witted and entertaining. Rumsfeld was a straight talker who actually knew what he was talking about, but as usual Obama supporters despise strong personalities and strong leaders as it would show up the current occupant in the White House who is incapable of leadership.

      • Jim_C

        Rumsfeld was certainly enjoyable to watch in news conferences, and would have been an excellent peacetime Sec. of Defense.

        Unfortunately for our country and the world, he was Sec. of Defense in wartime, and as much as I sympathized with him enduring the inane questions of the press during his tenure, I am willing to bet history will not judge him kindly. He was one of two people in the USA, the other being Dick Cheney, whose immediate thought on Sept. 12, 2001 was "NOW we can invade Iraq!" And from there proceeding to maybe the most poorly planned, duplicitously sold, and ineptly run foreign adventure in our history. Mr. Bush wised up in his second term and picked a professional. Whom Obama, a far better president than Mr. Bush, kept on.

        He had excellent plans for streamlining the military/DoD in peacetime. But he was an abysmal Sec. of War.

    • Ziggy Zoggy

      Way to live up to your name, scum. Exactly what do you fancy were Rumsfeld's deficiencies and how did he fail to fulfill his duty? Feel free to cut n' paste your non answer.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Rumsfeld like us to win. It's unforgivable to the left.

  • http://americanpatriotcouncil.com/ Mike in VA

    Chuck Hagel’s horrendous judgement concerning the war in Iraq ultimately qualifies as grounds for rejection.

    First of all, Hagel committed the cardinal sin of sending men and women to fight and die in a war that he did not commit to winning himself. This is simply an unpardonable offense, especially coming from someone who should know better – a Vietnam veteran.

    Secondly, Hagel’s opposition to the Surge points not only to his poor judgement, but his lack of faith in the incredible men and women who made the Surge a success. It is astonishing that any president would insult our troops by nominating such a faithless man to lead them, but then again, this is President Obama, who similarly insulted them when he expressed his own opposition to the Surge and was willing to throw the long-suffering Iraqi people to the tender mercies of al Qaeda, Saddam’s dead-enders, and Muqtada al-Sadr’s death squads.

    The GOP should do our country and our troops a favor by rejecting Mr. Hagel’s nomination, and in doing so, send a message to the president that the American people will not tolerate this insult to our men and women in uniform. They deserve much better.

    • John_Kelly

      Awesome comment Mike. Keep up the good work.

  • patriothere

    Hagel is a real American standing up for Americas interest. All traitors be damned! America stood down the soviet union and they had 40,000 nuclear warheads pointed our way. Nobody can defeat us. Only subversives and their fifth column in congress.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      You must not be talking about the same hagel as everyone else.

      Or are you told to say so?
      Rented mouths/paid hacks say the strangest things when their handlers put them up to it.

      6 minutes ago @ Breitbart.com – Protests to greet Ahma… · 1 reply · 0 points
      I'm like jesus, I'm gonna chase you money changers out of the temple and out of town and of course out of this forum. Me and ohsoquiet and a few other REAL AMERICANS who are being PAID to be here like you Israeli PR men. I'm here to chase you filth out.

      • patriothere

        did you serve? no.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          What unit in the Iranian revolutionary Guard did you serve in?

  • mattogilvie55

    Hagel is unworthy of receiving oxygen.

  • Penina Sarah

    Hagel is still on the Board of the International Crisis Group, a Soros-funded organization which advised the Algerian government to take Al-Qaida of North Africa (AQIM) into the governing process; he still sits on the Board of the Global Strategy Forum, a publication which is rife with anti-Israeli articles and full of pro-Hezbollah writings. He is on the Board of the German Deutschebank which is under investigation for circumventing sanctions against Iran; he voted against sanctions on North Korea, all while he plans to cut out all land-based nuclear missile defenses in the continental United States, which would also cost our country a million defense industry jobs, in this plan for unilateral disarmament. It appears to be traitorous. He sits on the board of Ploughshares, another Soros-funded organization for eliminating nuclear weapons…

  • SAM000

    You are a Democratic Nation, your elected people can sweep out these kind of dangerous persons from the key positions with just one big NO.

    In my country, we have to pay with our lives to remove them from power, Chuck Hegel is on the payroll of the Mullahs, it is like that you put a Mullahs staff at DOD.

  • digger

    When Democrats have more members on the panel due to them controlling the Senate, there's a snowballs chance in Hades on not confirming. Every one of them will say "Aye". That's why it's so important to control the Senate.

  • Burlington

    Hagel is just too dim for the job. He fails the IQ test. Any honest Democrat should realize that alone disqualifies him.

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    The Jewish question and the relationship between the U.S. and Israel is at the heart of Hagel's world view. To ignore this is to forget the history of modernity itself. I tried to straighten out this pervasive antisemitism among the anticapitalists here: http://clarespark.com/2013/02/02/totalitarianism-…. "Totalitarianism, polarization, and single-issue politics." The Jewish question is at the heart of all our politics, though it is rarely if ever acknowledged. See Jacob Talmon's last book for a comprehensive history of the intertwining of the Jewish question with European history since the French Revolution.

    • Mr. Polly

      "The Jewish question is at the heart of all our politics, though it is rarely if ever acknowledged."

      Maybe it's "rarely if ever acknowledged" because whenever someone "acknowledges" it a choir of thugs starts screaming "ANTISEMITE!"

      • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

        I wasn't proposing bringing up "the Jewish question" to unleash antisemites, but to teach everyone how embedded antisemitism is in social movements in the West. See http://clarespark.com/2010/11/14/the-abcs-of-anti…. "The ABCs of Antisemitism." No offense intended toward you personally, as I do not know who you are or what you think.

  • Ziggy Zoggy

    Hagel has Vietnam syndrome because he saw first hand how the civilian leaders who controlled that conflict screwed it up worse than the military leaders ever could. They wasted victory after victory and more than 50,000 American lives in an attempt to wage a war without starting WWIII with the Communist bloc-something that was never going to happen no matter how many Vietcong and North Vietnamese were wiped out.

    Now Hagel wants complete control in the hands of civilian leaders that make the incompetents of the Vietnam War seem like Alexander and his generals, and he wants to bring his head in the sand syndrome with him.

    True to form, he's a great choice for Obama and a terrible choice for America.

  • Mr. Polly

    Hagel's defensive and evasive responses at the hearing just confirm that he is himself one of those who are intimidated by the Jewish Lobby. Yes, the JEWISH Lobby.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      nazi filth, this Nakba is for YOU.

      WW2 Victory in Europe Day: Beaten Nazis Sign Historic Surrender (1945)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFFEKPIB0J8

      Polly Want a NAKBA?

    • Gislef

      Either way, he ain't qualified.

    • BS77

      Hey Mr. Polly want a cracker? Bird brain.

  • irateiconoclast

    HAGEL = WHITE FLAG

  • jewdog

    If Obama didn't order drone strikes I'd say that his appointments reflect a deliberate desire to weaken America. Brennan, Kerry and Hagel are about the best choices one could make if one's goal was make America as insignificant and impotent as possible and allow bad actors like Iran free reign.
    Obama may not be an Islamic Manchurian candidate, but he sure acts like one.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      His muslim heritage does show.
      I bet he's clapping and cheering as the muslim brotherhood thugs meet and talk in Cairo.

  • Chanameel

    4th Reich.

  • Gislef

    "Chuck Hagel asked to be judged on the entirety of his record, not individual votes or isolated speeches. " In other words, don't go by what I said before, go with what I'm saying today. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.