Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:42 PM
white cloud (2,422 posts)
Cruz rips war veterans Hagel, Kerry for being anti-military
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Do you ever feel like the only reason some Republicans are against something is because President Obama came up with the idea?
This time it’s Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz spoke at the National Review Institute Summit over the weekend, and among other things, lamented the president’s picks for both Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, respectively. Kerry was confirmed for the post earlier on Tuesday, though Cruz was one of three senators to vote against the appointment.
Cruz expressed skepticism that Kerry and Hagel hold the U.S. military in the high regard necessary for such Cabinet posts. “We’ve got two pending nominations, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel. Both of whom are very prominently…less than ardent fans of the U.S. military,” Cruz said, perhaps referring to both men’s history of speaking out against wasteful Pentagon spending and the unnecessary use of U.S. troops.
Still, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel aren’t fans of the armed forces? There’s a pile of evidence to contradict that assertion. Between the two of them, Kerry and Hagel have five Purple Hearts for injuries sustained during their voluntary service in the Vietnam War. Hagel still carries the effects of a 1968 mine explosion in Saigon; shrapnel remains lodged in his chest. Senator Cruz has no military experience.
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