HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » More of Chuck Hagel's Pas... » Reply #5

Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:55 PM

5. If this had happened recently it would bother me a lot more

I can forgive his words from 14 years ago, at that time nearly the entire country was homophobic. Our nation has come a long ways on gay rights since 1998. I think Hagel needs to know that this type of language is not acceptable, but I don't think his nomination should be opposed because of it. Don't Ask Don't Tell has been ended and I don't see Hagel using his DOD post to discriminate in any way, Obama would not allow it. I only liked Hagel on one issue when he was in the Senate, he was one of the only Republicans to turn against the war in Iraq. I think he will be more of a dove than previous Defense Secretaries, that is why I feel he is a good pick. The guy is no good on many other issues, but he is not nearly as militaristic as most nominees for the DOD position generally are and that is a good thing. Since the DOD job focuses exclusively on the military I can support his nomination despite my opposition to his stances in other areas.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 23 replies Author Time Post
dlwickham Jan 2013 OP
MADem Jan 2013 #1
dkf Jan 2013 #2
Voice for Peace Jan 2013 #17
dlwickham Jan 2013 #23
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #3
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #11
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #19
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #20
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #21
patrice Jan 2013 #4
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #6
patrice Jan 2013 #7
LineReply If this had happened recently it would bother me a lot more
Bjorn Against Jan 2013 #5
cosmicone Jan 2013 #8
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #9
cosmicone Jan 2013 #12
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #14
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #13
davidpdx Jan 2013 #10
disndat Jan 2013 #15
snooper2 Jan 2013 #16
Freddie Stubbs Jan 2013 #18
appacom Jan 2013 #22
Please login to view edit histories.