Saturday, February 2, 2013

Chuck Hagel's Senate hearing: a discredit to all concerned

Chuck Hagel undergoes Senate confirmation hearing

The hearing was, for lack of a better word, an embarrassment for all concerned – Republicans, Democrats and the nominee himself. Rather than a much-needed conversation about coming cuts to the US military budget or the drawdown from Afghanistan and the so-called pivot to Asia, the nation was treated to a risible array of hyperbolic, ill-informed, gotcha questions and expressions of narrow parochial concerns that had almost nothing to do with the challenges facing the next secretary of defense.
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(Thanks vza)

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