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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:03 PM

Chuck Hagel being vetted for national security post

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Source: Foreign Policy/The Cable

Former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel is being vetted for a possible top national security post in the Obama administration, multiple sources told The Cable.

Hagel, who co-chairs President Barack Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board, which provides independent advice on the effectiveness of the intelligence community, could be in contention for either secretary of state or secretary of defense, people familiar with the vetting process say.

Hagel, a moderate realist on foreign policy, would be a comfortable ideological fit for the president. He has publicly supported many of the administration's foreign-policy moves from his perch at Georgetown University, while often excoriating the GOP for what he sees as a takeover by "the extreme right."

Hagel was a harsh critic of George W. Bush's foreign policy, especially his decision to invade and occupy Iraq, which he once called "an absolute replay of Vietnam."

Read more: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/28/chuck_hagel_being_vetted_for_national_security_post



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Edited to add...

Chuck Hagel is currently the Chairman of President Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board
Assumed office: October 28, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Hagel

Something that the articles that came out today did not mention is that it is a possibility that Hagel is being vetted to replace Petraeus as Director of the CIA.



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Reply Chuck Hagel being vetted for national security post (Original post)
Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
Cha Nov 2012 #1
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #2
PatrynXX Nov 2012 #6
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #12
robinlynne Nov 2012 #15
ROBROX Nov 2012 #36
donnasgirl Nov 2012 #3
HomerRamone Nov 2012 #4
NEDem Nov 2012 #9
HomerRamone Nov 2012 #20
NEDem Nov 2012 #25
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #5
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2012 #7
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #8
jsr Nov 2012 #10
robinlynne Nov 2012 #16
Justitia Nov 2012 #17
NCarolinawoman Nov 2012 #18
reteachinwi Nov 2012 #33
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #11
Red Mountain Nov 2012 #13
Kolesar Nov 2012 #37
Zorra Nov 2012 #14
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #19
olddad56 Nov 2012 #21
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #22
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #23
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #27
Inuca Nov 2012 #38
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JackRiddler Nov 2012 #26
SnoopDog Nov 2012 #28
RUMMYisFROSTED Nov 2012 #29
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #30
Bjorn Against Nov 2012 #31
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #32
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2012 #34
reteachinwi Nov 2012 #35
Inuca Nov 2012 #39
peace13 Nov 2012 #40
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:20 PM

1. thanks for the news, Tx.. Vetted

it is.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:22 PM

2. I prefer Rice

But I guess you have to have backup options.

I don't want Obama falling into the Kerry trap, good as he would otherwise be. We can't take the risk of another Massachusetts special election and lose a Senate seat.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:32 PM

6. Kerry wants the position that Rice probably will get

so if she does Kerry is out. Hagel would get the one Kerry was vetted for

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:15 PM

12. I'm not so sure that Kerry wants to give up his senate seat for a 4 yr SoS position. ...


It would have been different if he had been picked in 2009 and then could have held the position for 8 years.

Four years goes fast and then he would be out of a job.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:31 PM

15. I dont think we can afford to lose kerry in the senate.....

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:32 AM

36. KERRY 2016

 

If kerry gets the job then it would be easier for him to run again in 2016. I voted for him once and I would do it AGAIN.

International exposure and previous military man are two things the GOp would find hard to fight. Plus the mysterious swift boat people would come back from under their wet rock to grab attention.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. Chuck hagel

Would be one hell of a choice.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:27 PM

4. "Senator by Deceit"

"When Chuck Hagel became the first Republican in generations to win a U.S. Senate seat in the state of Nebraska, the Washington Post characterized Hagelís election as the biggest upset of the 1996 election season.

"What the public did not know then, nor when he ran for re-election and won in 2002 was that Chuck Hagel was the Owner, Chairman and/or CEO of the company that did all of the counting of the votes in the elections that declared HIM the winner!"

http://liberalslikechrist.org/about/Hagelsmachines.html

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Response to HomerRamone (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:51 PM

9. That's been around awhile and it's total coincidence

Take it for someone who lives here AND worked on Hagel's oppenent's campaign. Hagel won it fair and sqaure, Ben Nelson ran what was called at the time by US Senator Jim Exon "the worst campaign in Nebraska history". I worked on Nelson's campaign and I even voted for Hagel that year.

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Response to NEDem (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:05 PM

20. Whether that's true or not, the conflict of interest stinks to high heaven nt

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Response to HomerRamone (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:35 PM

25. I agree

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:30 PM

5. Maybe the Hagel vetting leak is to get folks to talk about someone other than Rice and Kerry (?)




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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:33 PM

7. Chuck Hagel is from the old Republican "realist" school like James Baker as opposed to the Neocons

like Paul Wolfowitz. He would add conservative gravitas based on pragmatism to Obama's foreign policy. I think it would be a very good thing if he was chosen for a senior national security position. Not because I agree with him or agree with his ideology - but because he would strengthen the voices of restraint.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:38 PM

8. AND he is not a crooked Bush family hack like Baker either

and a 100-0 confirmation vote too.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:58 PM

10. There are no qualified Democrats for the position?

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Response to jsr (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:32 PM

16. my first thought. appointing GOpers again?

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Response to jsr (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:33 PM

17. +1

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Response to jsr (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:00 PM

18. Democrats seem to have a fetish for putting GOPers into national security jobs.

All it does is feed into that outdated meme that Republicans are best on national security, strong on defense, etc. We need to get over this.

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Response to jsr (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:33 AM

33. Umm...

 

Bob Kerry, Tim Roemer, Evan Bayh, Russ Feingold, Max Cleland, maybe even Lee Hamilton? More?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:01 PM

11. Should be an interesting pick.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:58 PM

13. Go for it.....

Keep them off balance.

Another way to take the Repubs former strength.......foreign policy.......and use it against them.

What's McCain going to complain about next?

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:21 AM

37. Obama polled well with veterans and even active duty military voters, IIRC

The Democrats are getting some respect after the end the "bush cult of personality".

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:59 PM

14. Putting a weasel in the henhouse? That's flat out stupid. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:01 PM

19. It could be that he is being vetted to head the CIA. See the link below...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:13 PM

21. Had Romney found a way to win the erection, would he have ever appointed a democrat to anything. No.

that being said, I think Chuck Hagel is a republican that I can tolerate. There are a few genuine people left in the GOP. like maybe 3.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:17 PM

22. NO! Just NO! Why are we even considering Rethugs for top Dem positions?

I know virtually nothing about Hagel but my first instinct is to say no way. I KNOW we have strong Dem backups and if Obama would consider going "outside the box", there'd be even more.

Why oh why are we even CONSIDERING a Rethug??




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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:22 PM

23. Here is a link to the Chuck Hagel bio on Wiki

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:47 PM

27. Really?? You want me to investigate a Rethug when there are "binders full of Dems"

who could fill this spot??



I'm sorry but this does not fly with me.

I'm not going to even look at Hagel's bio when I KNOW there are equally as qualified DEMS for these positions.

Why would we even THINK of skipping over them??

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:01 AM

38. Maybe because it is not WE

but HE, like in Obama + his advisers? And while not right by default, they probably have more information and a better understanding than we have.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:29 PM

24. Wow not this shit again.

The Democrats won the White house I thought, but then again maybe I am trapped in a bizarro world.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:36 PM

26. Ugh. As they say...

Bill Clinton was the best Republican president ever. But Obama's trying.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:57 PM

28. If I wanted republicans in office - I would have voted for them...

Sorry- Mr. Clean Coal, keep republicans in judgeships, Obama - sure wish we had a real democrat as President...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:03 PM

29. I thought it said "Chuck Todd" and shit my pants.

Then I saw it said "Chuck Hagel" and re-shit my pants.

Never forget Chuck Hagel's previous transgressions.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:10 PM

30. DU Poll on link below...


Which position do you think Chuck Hagel is being vetted for?
Poll here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251256309

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:33 PM

31. If I was on the vetting team all I would have to do is read his Wikipedia entry to disqualify him

In 1992, as President of investment group McCarthy & Co., Hagel assumed ownership and became Chairman of American Information Services (AIS), later known as Election Systems & Software (ES&S), a manufacturer of computerized voting machines. On March 15, 1995, Hagel resigned from the board of AIS as he intended to run for office. Until at least 2003, he retained $5 million in stock in the McCarthy Group, which owns ES&S. Michael McCarthy, the parent companyís founder, was Hagelís campaign treasurer.

In 1996, Hagel ran for the open US Senate seat created by the retirement of Democrat J. James Exon. Hagel's opponent was Ben Nelson, then the sitting Governor of Nebraska. Although many people believed Hagel had no chance of winning, he won a "stunning upset" in the election, receiving 56% of the vote, winning virtually all demographic groups including many black precincts that had always voted Democratic in previous elections, and becoming the first Republican in twenty-four years to win a Senate seat in Nebraska.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Hagel

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:40 PM

32. He needs to stop appointing traitors and start appointing

people who support the existence of government.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:05 AM

34. I really wish people would stop and think things through rather than just react with irresponsible

partisan vitriol. Chuck Hagel is not some kind of dove or a neo-isolationist -but he is a realist and voice of restraint. It is not that I agree with him or his foreign ideology - but he is still a voice of restraint and raw pragmatism. If we want to stop more imperial wars in the Middle East - if we want a more reasoned policy in the Middle EAst and around the world - we MUST - WE ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE SOME CONSERVATIVES ON BOARD for this to work. We are talking about appointing someone who would lend conservative gravitas toward a more reasoned, a more pragmatic and a more restrained foreign policy. We are talking about taking steps that are more likely to prevent war than cause it. What in the Good God's name on earth could possibly be more important than that?

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:19 AM

35. I would prefer

 

Max Cleland.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:03 AM

39. 90% agree

the 10% disagreement is because I think that on foreign policy Hagel is very close to Obama, and possibly even more of a moderate than Obama is.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:44 AM

40. I am sorry but...screw that!

My old brain can not remember the particular but this 'upstanding Rethuglican' has thrown the American people under the bus at least once in my lifetime. Now I will have to brush off more sad memories to remember what it was.

WHEN WILL WE StOP ..putting 'trustworthy Rethugs' in power positions over us! What the *ell is wrong with Democrats? Tthis is very infuriating!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:09 PM

41. What, not Herman Cain?

After all, when interviewed by Barbara Walters he expressed his interest in being Secretary of Defense. To which Walters reacted: What?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/Vox-News/2011/1215/Barbara-Walters-scoop-Herman-Cain-wants-to-be-SecDef

But the funny take is by Jon Stewart

http://www.businessinsider.com/jon-stewart-barbara-walters-herman-cain-2011-12

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