Hagel nearly died in combat for his country. whether we like or dislike his politics, that’s a contribution to be honored.
Give him a medal; give him a pension. Dont put this unqualified man in charge of DoD, not under this President. Talk about playing the race card. The veterans card can be as bad.
Yeah, honored, and then moved on from—he isn’t qualified to occupy the position of SecDef.
Lots of people fought for the country...and I honor all of ‘em. Doesn’t mean I think they’re all material that I want to put in charge of anything other than a coat rack.
Hagel is one of those.
Confirming him has nothing to do with honoring his service.
I am a combat veteran from ‘52-’53 and would never want my service be counted as qualification for anything other than what I have knowledge and experience.
I honor his service and sacrifice -
Just not his ideology and IQ