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  •  Glenn Greenwald was also a gullible idiot who (1+ / 0-)
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    believed Bush.

    Now, being tragically wrong about an issue that led directly to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians is one thing when your only business is analysis.  

    Good on Greenwald for admitting his stupidity.

    If Hagel was being nominated for a job writing an opinion column, I'd consider an appology good enough for him too.

    But Hagel is being nominated to advise the President about whether or not he's being bullshitted by the Brass into a war that may not be necessary.  

    This is the difference between hiring a guy with shaky hands to be your golf caddy, and hiring a guy with shaky hands to be your heart surgeon.

    Glenns wrong.  He was wrong about Iraq, too.

    "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

    by JesseCW on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 08:23:27 AM PST

    •  If your concern is war with Iran (0+ / 0-)

      There is only person being considered for DOD who has been a skeptic of not only strikes, but unilateral sanctions, unlike most democrats. And make no mistake, the pressure for going to war with Iran is a proxy for any pressure from Israel, which Hagel has shown more of an ability to do than most democrats.  

      So I'm not sure who else you had in mind, but no liberal dove would be considered for DOD, so the next best thing imo is a Republican war skeptic, which is what Hagel is.

      •  Hagel either can't tell when obvious bullshit (0+ / 0-)

        is being thrown at him, or was willing to pretend he couldn't tell.

        Hagel is a homophobic bigot who has yet to apologize for statements that amounted to hate speech.

        Unless he's nothing but a figurehead (and maybe he is) he's a bad choice.

        "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

        by JesseCW on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 08:48:05 AM PST

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