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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:20 PM

Stopping Hagel at ALL Costs

Doesn't it only prove that Hagel was right in many of his past comments?
Astute DUers know exactly what I mean.

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Reply Stopping Hagel at ALL Costs (Original post)
democrat2thecore Feb 2013 OP
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #1
democrat2thecore Feb 2013 #2
DonViejo Feb 2013 #4
democrat2thecore Feb 2013 #5
Behind the Aegis Feb 2013 #3
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #6
democrat2thecore Feb 2013 #7
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #8

Response to democrat2thecore (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:21 PM

1. "Astute DUers know exactly what I mean."

Hell, even some of us dumb ones get it.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:22 PM

2. I meant it in jest because we have to speak in code (!) -nt

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Response to democrat2thecore (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:25 PM

4. Hell, if this is going to be an OP we have to discuss "in code"...

it isn't worth participating in. Come to think of it, why did you even post it?

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:28 PM

5. Sorry, I thought it was worth posting. It IS true that Hagel is being railroaded by.....

The very people he said couldn't be bucked in Washington. Just ironic and worthy of thought. I've been ill and haven't spent a lot of time here in a while. Come to think of it, maybe that's why --- I'm out of touch as It's been said a million times probably. Sorry and have a good weekend.

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Response to democrat2thecore (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:23 PM

3. Only proves it to those who don't think any other way.

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Response to democrat2thecore (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:01 PM

6. Of course. I look at it this way--

they were going to leave Hagel alone as long as he didn't come near power. Just being a Senator from Nebraska--who cares? Just being on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board--meh. There's no purse strings there. The Pentagon? Biggest purse strings on the planet, practically--and interference in possible war gin-up. Lots of groups are screaming "Oh HELL no!!"

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:08 PM

7. Bingo....

And outside influence within our government should NOT be tolerated. Just because those interests have friends that fund a lot of campaigns and can point to a horrible time in their past shouldn't be given veto power over who our President wants as a cabinet member. Not to metion we should be allowed to talk about it without being labeled.

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Response to democrat2thecore (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:18 PM

8. I don't think there's any reason to tiptoe around it--it's primarily the neoconservative movement

that's against him, it has a vise grip on the GOP despite Iraq, and it encompasses several interests, all pretty much devoted to war or destabilization of the ME for various reasons. For example, I don't think John McCain and Goober Graham really fall into the fundie Christian pro-Israeli camp (Huckabee/Hagee types), or the Republican Jewish camp like Kristol etc.--they are squarely in the defense $$$ and war-for-glory camp. But still neocons.

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