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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Maybe my recollection is off, but isn't it more typical that when a Secretary leaves that it is announced at the introduction to the replacement nominee?

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Im ok with this. He didnt really have much qualifications for the job. Hopefully Obama will appoint someone more like Gates next, but I suspect we'll get another politician or bureaucrat instead.
    Like his boss.
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Maybe there were other issues, like budgeting that got in the way.
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    President Pinprick needed a scapegoat for the predictably disastrous results of his weak-sister foreign policy.

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Has anyone seen this?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.


    Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. It also comes as the president's national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include the rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

    A senior defense official said that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Obama on Monday morning and the president accepted it. Hagel, 68, agreed to remain in office until his successor is confirmed by the Senate, the official said.

    AP Source: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

    what do you all think?

    Well Pero, Since BO peep is talking about how Hagel doesn't have the skills or that BO requires a different set of skills. Shouldn't BO Peep tender his resignation. Its not like BO has anything he can fall back on. Skills of a Putz doesn't count here. Also have you noticed how BO has lost his bass in his voice when talking with those overseas. Kind of hard to talk tuff when one is viewed as a wimp.....huh?


    While one administration official insists he was not "fired," per se, another says that President Obama asked him to step down from his post. From the New York Times:

    The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary — the sole Republican on his national security team — to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.

    The officials described Mr. Obama’s decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ. A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Hagel came in to manage the Afghanistan combat withdrawal and the shrinking Pentagon budget in the era of budget sequestration.....snip~


    BREAKING: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Reportedly Stepping Down - Christine Rousselle

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    President Pinprick needed a scapegoat for the predictably disastrous results of his weak-sister foreign policy.
    just like dumbya's scapegoat. . .


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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Did any see who BO was looking to replace Hagel with? What do you think about a Woman Running the Pentagon? You know BO will go with the Historical and try to get women to flock back to the Demos.



    Among the leading contenders to replace Hagel is Michele Flournoy, who served as the Pentagon's policy chief for the first three years of Obama's presidency. Flournoy, who would be the first woman to head the Pentagon, is now chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security, a think tank that she co-founded.

    Others mentioned as possible replacements include Ash Carter, the former deputy defense secretary, and Robert Work, who currently holds that post.

    The timing of Hagel's departure sets up a potential confirmation fight in the Senate. Republicans, who will take control of the body next month, have been deeply critical of the president's foreign policy.....snip~

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Did any see who BO was looking to replace Hagel with? What do you think about a Woman Running the Pentagon? You know BO will go with the Historical and try to get women to flock back to the Demos.



    Among the leading contenders to replace Hagel is Michele Flournoy, who served as the Pentagon's policy chief for the first three years of Obama's presidency. Flournoy, who would be the first woman to head the Pentagon, is now chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security, a think tank that she co-founded.

    Others mentioned as possible replacements include Ash Carter, the former deputy defense secretary, and Robert Work, who currently holds that post.

    The timing of Hagel's departure sets up a potential confirmation fight in the Senate. Republicans, who will take control of the body next month, have been deeply critical of the president's foreign policy.....snip~
    Plenty of fall guys to choose from.

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    The President "shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint . . . ." I hope the Republican majority in the next Senate--it's pretty clear the final gain will be nine seats--will block any and all nominations this President makes. Since he wants war, give him war. If he wants to appoint officials, let him nominate only ones Republicans approve of.

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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    The President "shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint . . . ." I hope the Republican majority in the next Senate--it's pretty clear the final gain will be nine seats--will block any and all nominations this President makes. Since he wants war, give him war. If he wants to appoint officials, let him nominate only ones Republicans approve of.
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