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White House Raises Stakes in Hagel Showdown
[An Nahar] The White House raised the stakes Thursday in its battle to appoint a new defense secretary, accusing Republican politicians blocking the appointment of sending a bad signal to U.S. war allies.
Appointing a dope to be Sec Def sends what kind of signal again?
Appointing yet another antisemitic, terrorist-loving dope sends what kind of signal? (FIFY)
President Barack Obama
In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed...
's choice for the post, former senator Chuck Hagel, must be confirmed by the Senate and a senior Democrat told Agence La Belle France Presse he was not sure his side had the votes to overcome an almost unprecedented filibuster.

White House front man Joshua Earnest said the delay had jeopardized Hagel's planned appearance at a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
ministerial meeting next week in Brussels with U.S. NATO allies to discuss the pull-out from Afghanistan.

"It is difficult to explain to our allies exactly why that is happening. It also sends a signal to our men and women in uniform," Earnest said.

"We need our new defense secretary to
Posted by:Fred

#6  Hagel is a Pub. The Pubs don't support him but the Donks do. Go figure. I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere and ended up down the rabbit hole.
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-02-15 17:30  

#5  I suspect most of our allies are curious why Hagel was put up in the first place.
Posted by: rjschwarz   2013-02-15 14:48  

#4  The difficult thing to explain is why our allies should make concessions to Champ when he's clearly speeding down the road to irrelevance.
Posted by: Iblis   2013-02-15 12:08  

#3  It is difficult to explain to our allies
...because you know our allies are really stupid and can't understand anything or anyone which is why we have to tell them what to do.
Posted by: Alanc   2013-02-15 08:45  

Posted by: junkiron   2013-02-15 07:26  

#1  "It is difficult to explain to our allies exactly why that is happening. It also sends a signal to our men and women in uniform," Earnest said.

No need to "explain" anything. Simply send Panetta or the General Allen's replacement. Had you not pulled General Allen out, you could have sent him! No need to make excuses or apologize for our constitutional process.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-02-15 04:37