Enforced conformity of thought is alien to our founding principles and serves no good in the long run.
By Alan Goldsmith, Americans for a Strong Defense
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Here, then, is the real professional record of Chuck Hagel, aside from his distinguished military service: Insufficient management experience; limited accomplishments; botched performances; and extreme views.
But the security of the United States is too important for partisan politics. And the American people including the millions of Americans who serve in our nations Armed Forces dont really care about partisanship. They dont care if Chuck Hagel is a Republican or if the president who nominated him is a Democrat. They dont care who opposes Chuck Hagel and what tactics they use.
The American people just want to make sure that the right person is in charge of the Department of Defense. And as recent public opinion surveys indicate, the more that Americans be they Democrats, Republicans, or independents learn about Sen. Hagel, the more they oppose his nomination, because Sen. Hagels record falls so far short.