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  •  No, no, no. Forget it. Perhaps ... (6+ / 0-)

    ...a position as National Security Adviser (perhaps), but not for vice president - we're out to elect Democrats, remember? - and not for Secretary of Defense.

    Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire. K. Liebknecht

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 05:39:46 PM PDT

    •  What if he becomes an independent? (0+ / 0-)
    •  Why not (0+ / 0-)

      Sec Def?  From my limited knowledge of him, he sounds as if he'd be least apt to throw our military away.  Not to mention, the last couple of years he's been adamant about not tossing money down the toilet of Star Wars defense boondoggles.

      The apocalypse will require substantial revision of all zoning ordinances. - Zashvill Political compass -7.88 -7.03.

      by Heiuan on Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 06:40:41 PM PDT

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      •  Because, if Hagel becomes SecDef, it means ... (2+ / 0-)
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        ..that a Republican will have served in that post for 36 of the 44 years between 1969-2013. This just feeds the GOP talking point that Democrats are "weak on defense." Is there no Dem who cares about national security?

        Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire. K. Liebknecht

        by Meteor Blades on Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 07:06:00 PM PDT

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        •  Ah, okay (0+ / 0-)

          I hadn't actually thought that way.  I was simply considering the person and the position.  Which Dem do you think would be a good fit for SecDef?

          The apocalypse will require substantial revision of all zoning ordinances. - Zashvill Political compass -7.88 -7.03.

          by Heiuan on Thu Jun 05, 2008 at 10:24:43 PM PDT

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