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Hagel sworn in as Defense secretary
The Hill ^ | 2/27/13 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 02/27/2013 9:16:36 AM PST by OPS4

New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the United States must engage in the world and work with its allies as he addressed Defense Department employees and service members for the first time as Pentagon chief. “We can't dictate to the world, but we must engage in the world. We must lead with our allies,” Hagel said in his first speech as secretary. “Allies are, as everyone in this room knows, particularly important. No nation — as great as America is — can do any of this alone.

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KEYWORDS: defense; embarassment; hagel; hagelthehorrible; secdefhagel
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Chuck Hagel, in my opinion has a case of Dementia, I conclude this after I watched his hearings over the past weeks. One can only hope Our defense department can cope with his views, and protect our Nation.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 9:16:46 AM PST by OPS4
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To: OPS4

Following closely in Obama’s footsteps - leading from behind.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 9:19:15 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Business owners work harder! You have to support millions.)
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To: OPS4

Hagel the bagel hater is a virulent anti-semite, perfect pick for the top anti-semite sitting in the WH .

No surprise.

Thanks Rand Paul for showing your true colors.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 9:21:00 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: OPS4

If the republicans knew they were going to let the idiot through why did they bother to raise a stink? It made them look worse.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 9:23:54 AM PST by ryan71
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To: OPS4

Not surprising....surrounding himself with incompetents is the only way for this president to be the smartest guy in the room.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 9:23:54 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: OPS4

Well, now that that is over I certainly feel much safer. NOT! I long for the Rummy days.


6 posted on 02/27/2013 9:24:03 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: OPS4

Active duty family, so I will say NO COMMENT other than GOD HELP US!


7 posted on 02/27/2013 9:24:03 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: OPS4

The Muslim Brotherhood owns the U.S. Department of Defense.

Wow.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 9:24:36 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: OPS4

On the bright side....he’s probably too stupid to really screw things up as badly as someone who knew what they were doing.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 9:25:27 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: OPS4
****** worthless Communist ************ Obama tingle-up-my-leg *******

There,I just swore him in myself.

10 posted on 02/27/2013 9:26:32 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: OPS4

Mark Levin was mad as h3ll last night. In case anyone missed it, here’s the podcast from the list:

http://marklevinshow.com/sectional.asp?id=32930#


11 posted on 02/27/2013 9:29:47 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Active duty family, so I will say NO COMMENT other than GOD HELP US!

Are civilian family of active duty people somehow forbidden to speak out as are the active duty folks themselves in some situations? Or is just a case of it being possible that such comments might reflect badly on the service member?

12 posted on 02/27/2013 9:31:42 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: OPS4

Obama’s plan to use a republican as cover to gut the defense department is a bit out the window now since 41 republicans voted against him.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 9:32:02 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: OPS4

14 posted on 02/27/2013 9:38:15 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: OPS4

There is no dementia here, he knows exactly what he is doing for der Fuehrer and what he does is of his own accord.

When he was first elected as our senator he stated openly that he was sent to the senate to represent HIS point of view and not those of the Nebraskans who elected him. Arrogant POS, worthless senator, unqualified as hell.

All of the local democrats and many of the local “republicans” are cheering his appointment and swearing in.

FUBO & FAD


15 posted on 02/27/2013 9:39:11 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Stillwaters

I think I won a dinner from this outcome. Honestly, I’d have preferred to go hungry.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 9:42:04 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: OPS4; All
Want to run something by the group....

I saw, as I assume many here did, Ted Cruz' brilliant interrogation of Hagel during the committee hearing. And Cruz specifically asked Hagel to produce additional documents and evidence, which Hagel first said he would, then did not. Cruz asked to have the vote delayed, but Levin overruled him.

Cruz is very, very smart. I was at first surprised that he didn't speak during the floor debate ( unless I missed it?)..but let's suppose that Cruz has the information..the speeches, the sources of funding for some of the groups that have supported Hagel...

Cruz knows that conservatives MUST start playing political hardball...so, wouldn't it be better to wait until Hagel goes through...THEN release all the damming information. This forces Hagel to resign, and that's a complete embarrassment to Obama and all the Senate Democrats..

One can dream....

17 posted on 02/27/2013 9:42:24 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Para-Ord.45
"Hagel the bagel hater is a virulent anti-semite, perfect pick for the top anti-semite sitting in the WH .

No surprise.

Thanks Rand Paul for showing your true colors. "

Genesis 12:3 God to Israel
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

What have we done America ?

18 posted on 02/27/2013 9:44:09 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: ken5050

Start Here for info on Hagel voting Record
http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/231/charles-hagel/22/defense#.US5F7-6W-84


19 posted on 02/27/2013 9:45:38 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Active duty family, so I will say NO COMMENT other than GOD HELP US!

Retired USAF here. "God help us," is all the comment anyone needs. The country really is going to Hell in a hand basket.

20 posted on 02/27/2013 9:47:15 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: OPS4

This makes me Physically ill.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 9:53:36 AM PST by easternsky
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To: OPS4
I can only, at this point, wish Hagel all the best.

He has the job, and short of Divine Intervention, is not likely to be removed. So all we can do is hope&pray that Hagel's mental problems will be overcome, and he will lead the Defense of our Nation with honor and dignity.

That being said, I'm glad that I don't live in NYC or Washington D.C. for everybody knows they are prime targets.

22 posted on 02/27/2013 9:57:01 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Para-Ord.45
How it is that our nation is being placed in serious jeopardy more and more everyday, whether it is our debt, regulations, supporting our enemies, with fighter planes, monies, tanks, closing NASA exploration, welcoming Islamics, weakening our defense on every level, and they are getting away with it. Most can not believe the leadership is not our friend. HOW CAN THIS BE?

The election was very close and yet the government proceeds as if they had a mandate.

Pray for mercy from God Almighty. We need to turn back to our creator in repentance. In truth and ask for forgiveness for our immoral life choices. Daily. Hagel is a poor poor choice as defense head. He is incapable. Pray for our departments of defense at all levels. We are castrating America as we sit here today. God bless America. Forgive us Father for our turning away from thee and thy Word. Show mercy and forgive our offenses, in Jesus name. Amen.

23 posted on 02/27/2013 9:59:11 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: OPS4

Unelieveable


24 posted on 02/27/2013 9:59:34 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Para-Ord.45

Maybe the only good thing to come out of this ... Rand Paul can NOT be trusted.


25 posted on 02/27/2013 10:01:16 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: OPS4
I said, and posted this comment yesterday. I'll say it again today.

This is VALIDATION that it is pretty much ONE BIG LOSERS CLUB.

Unqualified or inept, the mentality seems to be... "I'll support you as long as you support me."

My point: Ineptness begets MORE ineptness."

26 posted on 02/27/2013 10:01:55 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: OPS4

Hate to say it but I always knew he’d be confirmed. Obama always gets what he wants from this Congress, and most of the stuff they were trying to nail Hagel about are not within the purview of the SecDef but rather the POTUS.


27 posted on 02/27/2013 10:08:51 AM PST by bigbob
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To: OPS4

CATASTROPHE


28 posted on 02/27/2013 10:12:46 AM PST by onedoug
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To: geologist

I`ve come to a personal conclusion.

No matter who is elected the Beast just grows larger and more suffocating each day, literally. Look at the debt spending clock.

So if the Beast grows freedom must necessary forfeit.

The USA is the Beast System,

Revelation 13:4

” Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? “

That is it ! Who can go up against the Federal Government and subdue it ? No one. Gov.t continues to metastasize no matter what. The Beast is unstoppable by any man or group of men.

Want to go up against Obama?

He has TRILLIONS of dollars to either fight you with through lawsuit or regulation or can withhold it and inflict chaos that way.

Want to go up against the Beast by yourself and think your tough?
You`ll get Wacoed, Ruby Ridged or droned.

Want to try change the Beast politically?
It will subdue you and break your will.

Are you a foreign country and want to resist the influence of the Beast?
The pressure brought to bear with tacticts from bribing with billions of dollars to arming insurgents will break you.

My advice is simple:

Matt; 10:23

“But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another...”

Keep your head down. Don`t talk to strangers. Live in a relatively safe place.Mind your own business. Interact with the Beast System as little as possible.


29 posted on 02/27/2013 10:15:03 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: OPS4

Welcome to Our New ChiCom Overlords


30 posted on 02/27/2013 10:16:16 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ken5050
That's like saying the Republins can win if they let the Democrats win first.
In fact, that is exactly how the Republicans have been playing politics.
31 posted on 02/27/2013 10:28:27 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: RIghtwardHo

I was a bit shocked to see Rand Paul voted for Hagel;I guess the Jew-hating insanity of Ron paul is hereditary.


32 posted on 02/27/2013 10:28:50 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: OPS4

This has no chance of ending well, none.


33 posted on 02/27/2013 10:33:41 AM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: MaxMax

I understand what you’re saying....hopefully Cruz decides that it’s time to change up the rules...


34 posted on 02/27/2013 10:35:01 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers...
SO glad we don’t have to deal with it anymore...


35 posted on 02/27/2013 10:39:52 AM PST by matginzac
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To: cotton1706
Obama’s plan to use a republican as cover to gut the defense department

It's the perfect cover. Anything that goes wrong will legitimately be blamed on the republicans. Sequester and all that will be caused from it, here we come.

36 posted on 02/27/2013 10:49:54 AM PST by bgill
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To: OPS4

Hagel has the full backing of Iran and Louis Farrakhan..gee..what could POSSIBLY go wrong/sarc
This country is screwed..its been screwed for a long time but this is just confirmation of that fact..how a guy who despises America and despises Israel could become Secretary of Defense is beyond me..but I guess since Obama was elected TWICE I guess anything is possible


37 posted on 02/27/2013 11:01:32 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Para-Ord.45

Thanks Rand Paul for showing your true colors.

&&&
Uh-huh. Funny, after Paul made his great comments a few weeks ago, a brother-in-law asked my opinion of Rand. I told him that I was impressed with that speech, but I was not ready to trust him, mainly because of his father’s lunacy. Looks like my instincts about Rand were right.


38 posted on 02/27/2013 11:06:51 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Rockitz
On the bright side....he’s probably too stupid to really screw things up as badly as someone who knew what they were doing.

I think that's what many Republicans thought all along. Better a fool with at least some actual military experience than the doctrinaire Marxist of color they would not dare turn down who they were likely to get as a second nominee.

I also think Hagel's Republican support was broader than the vote he got - many wanted to support him but voted against him to maintain plausible deniability at home.

39 posted on 02/27/2013 11:30:56 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Gay State Conservative
We aren’t forbidden,but our loved one is in a position that we just need to watch what we say.
40 posted on 02/27/2013 12:34:08 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: OPS4

“We can’t dictate to the world, but we must engage in the world. We must lead with our allies,” Hagel said in his first speech as secretary. “Allies are, as everyone in this room knows, particularly important. “

Translation: We dictate to our allies, and get dictated to by our enemies. (Sooner or later, everyone catches on, and then we have no more allies).


41 posted on 02/27/2013 3:15:16 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
“But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another...”

I read the Bible too, and no one knows for sure if the time is near, but I intend to move to another "city," or in my case, another country. I have fought the socialists/communists my entire life. It is time to go to that south sea island beach, and continue the fight from there.

42 posted on 02/27/2013 5:54:48 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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43 posted on 02/27/2013 5:57:00 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ryan71
When are the American people,what few of us are left,are going to wake up and realize once and for all that America has been sold to the highest bidder by the Republican and Democrat Parties who have corrupted our entire electoral system.

They are nothing but white collar mafia type mirror organizations that by elect and control politicians for the rich and powerful people and corporations that meet and divide the split each year.

Their has never been and never will be enough money or power for people who worship mammon and have no moral compass.

This is what happens every time to nations who Kick God out and let their leaders who are but men set their floating benchmarks for moral standards.

We are beginning the process of reaping what we have sown and it is going to get much worse. Our country belongs to those who own the party puppets with many strings.

The good news is that their insane greed will destroy them.

It always does. The sad part is the loss of a great way of life for millions to be replaced by despair and the needless terrible suffering.

44 posted on 02/27/2013 7:48:15 PM PST by mississippi red-neck
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To: Mark17

Or Idaho .

My point is it is self-preservation is not a sin one would be a fool to shout on a street corner knowing the Beast would crush you in a heartbeat , be it physically spiritually or financially, like a bug against an M1 tank.

But, if you do move there are better Christian countries out there than the now secular humanist gaia USA. Philippines is one that pops into my head immediately.


45 posted on 02/28/2013 9:02:55 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45
But, if you do move there are better Christian countries out there than the now secular humanist gaia USA. Philippines is one that pops into my head immediately.

Bingo. You figured it out. Three days ago, I was there and I hated to leave the Philippines. Hopefully, later this year, I will move there permanently. I met many nice ex pats and many nice Christian Filipinos as well. I felt like I was at home. I vowed to move there ASAP.

46 posted on 02/28/2013 9:41:55 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Mark17

Yup, except for the fact they are in the direct line of fire of Typhoons and the very hot average temperatures.

Some say the furthest north island gets less of them and is the optimal place to live coupled with not as hot temps.

Ecuador , Belize, Chile are a few more countries that more than welcome foreigners looking for better climes.


47 posted on 02/28/2013 9:48:22 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Typhoons hit there frequently, but I plan to live in Davao City. It is protected from the typhoons by the surrounding mountains. There is flooding, but not in the subdivision I want to stay in, 3 blocks from the beach. It is hot for sure, and that is the worst thing to have to deal with, but there are 7 malls to walk around, with air con. I have been there many times, so I know what it is like, and I have been planning on this for many years. I did not make this choice just recently, it is just time to retire, and then I am gone.


48 posted on 02/28/2013 10:42:53 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Mark17

Abu Sayyaf is right on your doorstep down there


49 posted on 02/28/2013 12:24:40 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45
There is a power of good (GOD) and there is evil, Satan(the beast gets his power from Satan), the beast is growing in America and is control of the government at many levels. Many do not know this. Some are aware and awake.

The power of the people is being overrun by the immigration numbers coming in waves, not in a systemic and absorbing way that allows for the system to grow and need more things for the immigrants arriving, without possessions or funds. They are good workers, and family oriented by and large. It takes time for the process to work in a positive way. It can not and does not work for thousands to enter with essentially nothing and expect to live America's good life. They do acquire skills in the housing industry, etc. What is a big problem is they need medical care, dental care and schools for their children, they expect the government or welfare to provide this free to them. No one gets it free, or should they. We work for what we have. The quota system on a monthly/yearly basis could and should allow for a steady number, of controlled entrance. Instead the border states are overwhelmed.

Radical practices are definitely occurring in every department. 5 Generals have been fired, released, etc., there are severe cut backs in the defense department, the closing of NASA is and was a huge deterrent to America's future in Space exploration. Senselessly. To the detriment of America and our way of life at every level. We are riddled with Islamics inside the government agencies.

God help us. In spite of all these facts in our face.
The liberals have about 90% of all medias outlets, and this has misinformed or only given one bias view of Republicans. This information has won the vote, plus packing with non eligible voters.

We may soon be Venezuela ... in effect. Trying to blend into the wall paper is not a good strategy. MOO!

50 posted on 03/01/2013 9:22:23 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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