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    It would be unprecedented for a Secretary of Defense to take office without the broad base of bipartisan support and confidence of Netanyahu and Israel needed to serve effectively in this critical position. Over the last half-century, no Secretary of Defense has been confirmed and taken office with more than three Senators voting against him. Further, in the history of this position, none has ever been confirmed with more than 11 opposing votes. The occupant of this critical office should be someone whose candidacy is neither controversial nor divisive according to Netanyahu and Israel.

    Couldn't help!

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:51:39 AM PST

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