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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:04 PM

The Dishonorable Smear Of Chuck Hagel: A Warrior Who Despises War

Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Washington’s bipartisan War Party is horrified that a warrior who despises war might end up running the Pentagon.

For more than a decade the nation’s capital has been overrun by the Sofa Samurai and Think Tank Warriors who believe in starting wars for others to fight. Vice President Richard Cheney, who used five deferments to avoid combat in Vietnam—“I had other priorities,” he explained years later—epitomized the breed. For them there is no war too bloody or foolish to avoid.

In contrast, Chuck Hagel served, an enlisted infantryman in the Army. He received two Purple Hearts and rescued his unconscious brother in combat. For him war was up close and personal.

That didn’t turn him into a pacifist. He later explained to Vietnam magazine: “I believe in using force, but only after a very careful decision-making process.” Nor is the former Senator a noninterventionist like Ron Paul. He backed Bill Clinton’s counterproductive attack on Serbia and George W. Bush’s disastrous Iraq misadventure and supported John McCain for president in 2000.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

1. The RW is mostly chickenhawks who never saw combat, just made money. Hagel is a threat.

So they'll say ANYTHING to prevent him cutting off the gravy train.

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:10 PM

2. It's not "no war to bloody or foolish" but no war offers too little profit to avoid

If there's money to be made, our young adults and other people's men, women, grandmas, babies, and pets will just have to die or be maimed or deformed for the remainder of their lives.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:35 PM

3. excellent article.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:38 PM

4. Those of us who have been to war hate war.

 

Ask any combat veteran what they think about war and we'll tell you, avoid if at all possible.

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