December 30, 2012

Why Chuck Hagel Should Tell Obama to Go to Hell

Terry Michael, Reason

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Assuming his nomination isn't proactively yanked by the president, here's the question that Hagel first needs to answer: Should he allow himself to be used as a pawn in Barack Obama’s continuing deflection of presidential responsibility?

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