President Obama Wants Chuck Hagel to Run the Pentagon - page 4

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"Chuck Hagelís leadership of our military would be historic," he said. "Heíd be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as Secretary of Defense, one of the few secretaries who have been wounded in war, and the first Vietnam... Read More


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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...icle-1.1268667

    I remember when my grandma realized the news on SNL was a joke.
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    pretty embarrassing for that office staff, eh?
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    Quote from Jolie
    tewdles,

    I'm not attempting to speak for another poster, just posting my own impressions. I have read this thread from the perspective of one who was impressed by the history lesson that Hitler was once beloved by his people and viewed almost as a savior. I don't view these posts as inflammatory, but rather as accurate. Make comparisons or dismiss them as you wish. That's the beauty of this forum.

    Growing up, I was very close to 2 adults who were raised in pre-WWII Germany. They both vividly described Hitler's rise to prominence and authority as a beloved figure. The gentleman was able to objectively describe the effects of his rule. The woman went to her grave believing that he was a saint, demonized by those who distorted history to further their own agendas.

    That which we ignore, we are doomed to repeat. Does that apply here in modern day America? I don't know, but I don't fault people for questioning.
    Just to clarify, is Hagel the possible modern Hitler?
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    Quote from MunoRN
    Just to clarify, is Hagel the possible modern Hitler?
    ?????
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    I haven't read any of the posts, so if I'm redundant, forgive me.
    I don't know particulars about this guys politics, but I can guess by which news channel is promoting him. My feelings have nothing to do with his politics.
    I watched the hearings. If you consider the hearings as a kind of job interview, I wouldn't hire him to haul my trash.
    He was unprepared. He was listless. His responses were sometimes confused, and at one point somebody had to remind him what his position was. He didn't act like a guy who wanted the job.
    If he's the best we got to run the Pentagon, this country has bigger problems than what I thought. He flubbed his interview. How many of us would be hired for a job when the interview went that badly?
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    I thought his interview had little to do with the job he was appointed to...
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    Quote from tewdles
    I thought his interview had little to do with the job he was appointed to...
    So his interview performance is irrelevant?
    What do you think he would be qualified for, considering how poorly he did on his confirmation hearings?
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    I am not certain that there was a satisfactory answer to many of the questions he was asked during the confirmation. Many questions had to do with the State Office and not his role.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/us...tion.html?_r=0

    Senate approves Hagel as new secretary of defense | Reuters

    "The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense, ending an unusually acrimonious confirmation fight."
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