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    zizi, bear83, poco, OleHippieChick

    Hagel and the President are on the same side of this issue.  It was BHO's signature issue as a Senator.  That's the reason for the pick, expect some activity in this area.

    I like the fact that Hagel will be the first former enlisted person to be SecDef, and with Kerry, 5 purple hearts between them.

    I like the fact he was a VA undersecretary, there will be a thousand coordination issues between DoD and VA in the coming years.

    I like the fact that he supports exhausting non kinetic approaches before letting loose the dogs of war.  

    I don't like his history of climate change denialism, Defense really could be leading the way in energy technology.  

    I don't like his history of anti-choice and anti right to serve openly, especially as the fight to implement true equal access to military dependent benefits heats up.

    But, he is the presidents pick, and I support the nomination.  

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