Dec
18
2012
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Is Chuck Hagel a stalking horse for Michele Flournoy for Secretary of Defense?

And does he know it?

The Washington Post‘s editorial board is the latest group to jump on the God, please, not Chuck Hagel bandwagon:

FORMER SENATOR Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama is reportedly considering for defense secretary, is a Republican who would offer a veneer of bipartisanship to the national security team. He would not, however, move it toward the center, which is the usual role of such opposite-party nominees. On the contrary: Mr. Hagel’s stated positions on critical issues, ranging from defense spending to Iran, fall well to the left of those pursued by Mr. Obama during his first term — and place him near the fringe of the Senate that would be asked to confirm him.

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