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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    No, he should have whoever the Senate agrees with. Thats how the system is designed. Congress ultimately runs things, and the President executes the will of congress.
    I said it's foolish to pick a fight with the President over a cabinet appointment unless the nominee is somehow disqualified, and that doesn't mean that he/she has policy positions contrary to yours. I stand by that. I could be wrong, but Congress does not rule the Presidency and does not dictate how a President's cabinet officers manage their portfolios. Congress legislates and funds, the executive executes.
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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
    Maybe Hagel isn't as good an asskisser as he needs to be.
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    Re: Defense Secretary Hagel reported to step down as early as today

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe Hagel isn't as good an asskisser as he needs to be.
    Or maybe the white house is intolerant of cabinet secretaries who think for themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I guess I'm not surprised. I'm more surprised he lasted this long given his contentious relationship with the WH.
    This is what happens when your not on board with being a 'yes man' to Obama.

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

    Obama needs to somehow get Wesley Clark into the Cabinet position. He's the kinda guy who will listen to Obama.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I said it's foolish to pick a fight with the President over a cabinet appointment unless the nominee is somehow disqualified, and that doesn't mean that he/she has policy positions contrary to yours. I stand by that. I could be wrong, but Congress does not rule the Presidency and does not dictate how a President's cabinet officers manage their portfolios. Congress legislates and funds, the executive executes.
    Exactly, the executive executes, the laws the congress, the will of congress. As designed the Presidency is a administrator, not a policy maker. Which is why his cabinet picks have to be approved by congress. Of course, this doesnt work today with the political nature of the Presidency.

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