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So Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been chucked.

It will be called a resignation, but that’s the usual lie to save the pride of anyone chucked out of office.

What would he have done to offend the Obama gang? Why would he be chucked in the midst of a small war against the Islamic State?

Although a self-styled Republican, Chuck Hagel seemed tailor-made to serve in Obama’s cowering cabinet.

We repeat from a part of our post, Four men, four years – to disable America? (January 11, 2013), this quotation about Chuck Hagel from Front Page, by Joseph Klein:

Hagel … has espoused a deep kinship with the radical anti-war Left, advocated reckless foreign policy positions such as direct talks with terrorists and their leading sponsor, Iran, and demonstrated a nasty hostility to Israel …  To have this kind of individual serving as the head of the U.S. Defense Department is to severely jeopardize the security interests of the U.S., our ally Israel and the rest of the free world.

In August 2006, Hagel joined only eleven other senators in refusing to write the European Union asking them to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization. …

We are facing the prospect of a Secretary of Defense who goes out of his way to antagonize our only true ally in the Middle East and who cannot bring himself to treat Hamas and Hezbollah as the terrorist enemies of all freedom-loving countries that they surely are.

Hagel … is caught in the time warp of the Vietnam syndrome, the national defense paralysis that stemmed from what Ronald Reagan once described as “feelings of guilt as if we were doing something shameful”. … 

How would Chuck Hagel’s case of the Vietnam syndrome play out in his dealing as Secretary of Defense with the Iranian nuclear threat? In one word, appeasement. Like Obama, Hagel has called for “unconditional” talks with Iran. … He has opposed economic sanctions … He was one of two senators to oppose the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act in 2001. In 2008, Hagel was reported to have been “solely responsible” for blocking a bill that would have tightened economic sanctions in Iran …

Hagel appears willing to accept a nuclear-armed Iran as a fact of life that we will just have to learn to live with. … Hagel also thinks that the United States should offer to back off any declaratory support for regime change in Iran. While in the Senate, [he] even voted against designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. …

Before President Obama officially announced his nomination of Chuck Hagel for the position of Secretary of Defense and John Brennan for director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Obama said that protecting the security of the American people was his number one priority. …

Our comment was:

Protecting the American people from what? From their own Constitution? From liberty?

There is nothing to regret about this man’s departure from office. There would be nothing to regret about the departure from office of anyone in the Obama administration. The going of the entire gang would be cause for the wildest national celebration.

Posted under Commentary, Defense, United States by Jillian Becker on Monday, November 24, 2014

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  • Don L

    No Defense of Hagel…yet, I find it fascinating that a flake like Hagel saw a need for greater force dealing with ISIS and got booted for it. It really says a lot about the other master flake, that domestic enemy hisself, Nobama

    • REALBEING

      IOW, don’t mess with “dear leader.” Anyone knows that a community organizer knows more about running the military than a liberal decorated ex-Army guy………..

      • Don L

        Wrong Way Corrigan knows more! Hell. ‘bama don’t even know to call BR-549 to find where his heart be when they sing that there Star Bangled Spanner.

    • liz

      No kidding. Hagel made the mistake of swerving a little too close to reality. Can’t have that!

      • Don L

        LOL. That’s good!

  • liz

    No surprise that the people chosen for positions in this administration are as far from qualified as you can get. In fact, like the president, they are not just incompetent, they are ANTI-competent. They purposely do the opposite of what is in the country’s best interests.

    • REALBEING

      Well………Obama wants folks that remind him mostly of himself….unabashed ignorant do-gooders, shmoozers, publicity-seekers, and self-promoters……

      • liz

        Yeah – actual “folks”, as he calls them.
        Unlike himself, an actual phony.