Response to dlwickham (Original post)
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:55 PM
Bjorn Against (11,431 posts)
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.
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