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In preparation for the hearings it appeared that Hagel must have used the same folks that coached Obama in the Denver debate with Romney. Dreadful performance!
Dreadful performance! *** Or else not a performance at all. If the Senate can't cut the BS, lay aside political games, and accept him as represented then I'm not sure he wants the job. If they don't know him by now they never will. He's every bit the maverick McCain is and I believe he won the "surge" exchange by not recanting his basic belief, although the surge certainly shored up a government friendly to Iran... if that was our objective for invading Iraq.
i agree, Hagel's performance was poor but the real spectacle was McCain and Lindsey's belligerent questioning of him. it demonstrated everything wrong with the GOP today.
I honestly believe that Hagel was coached before his testimony and had a very difficult time explaining what he knew the committee wanted to hear, and what he personally felt. I like him, whether I agree with his positions or not, because he is his own man, gives you a reason why he believes something, and is not afraid to buck the chicken hawks in congress; yes, Graham, that would be you. He abhors war; why? because he has been there and done that, something that a few of his critics should mull over a little bit; and yes, that would be you McCain, who had the worst of it, and should be standing right beside this guy. I thought you were his friend at one time, but I guess belonging to a political party is more important.
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