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Two hard-core Pentagon former officials candidates for US Secretary of Defense

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 07:40 UTC
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President Barack Obama is considering two former Defense Department officials as successors to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, administration officials said on Monday. Both are seasoned national security professionals whose credibility among members of both parties and Defense Department experience would be considered assets in managing the threat from the Islamic State, budget cuts and other challenges. Read full article


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  • Anti-Muppet

    My personal feeling is that, the world is a better place when we have Pie

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Or Chips..

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    The Poisoned Chalice.

    The former Secretary Hagel was a combat veteran from the Vietnam era.

    I once read that when the President of your country calls on you for help and assistance, you put aside political differences and accept no matter what. Times have clearly changed.

    Both candidates mentioned above (and others) stated they have other important priorities, and don't want the position. Like getting a good Nanny or babysitter.

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Muppet

    Or Pie and Chips, why choose when you can have both :)

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    pie, chips and gravy?
    mmm... yum, yum.
    I guess they are looking for someone who can help make the case for new 'boots on the ground' in the Middle East, so that Obama can duck out of saying it himself.

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    To a small degree it is still ther. The Sec of the Army is a republican. But....generally is is all party first....nothing else matters. Bills were brought forward by dems that were originally written by the changes....the GOP denied it. Go figure.

    Nov 27th, 2014 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • McCool

    Whoa whoa whoa....... you can't have pie, chips and gravy without mushy peas☺

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anti-Muppet

    Okay so we've established a meal now, pie, chips, gravy and mushy peas... what's for drinks? and condiments salt n vinegar for sure.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    3. That used to be true but Obama is a liar, possibly a criminal and can't be trusted. So no matter what he says nobody believes him so they wo't work with him.
    He will go down as one of the 5 worst Presidents the USA has ever had.
    I think he has destroyed the Democrat brand for a generation.
    Luckily he'll be gone in 2 years and we can get back on track and past these dark days.

    Nov 29th, 2014 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Ergo the Poisoned Chalice.

    No matter who takes the position, they have at best only day-to-day support.

    I met David Neeleman (former CEO of Jet Blue, and Azul airlines founder) when he was awarded the Rio Branco award by Brasil. He struck me as exactly the US Presidential type: Literate, open to new ideas, and very conversant with world and Latam views.

    But I believe he would not qualify being born in Sampa, and not the US. It also apparent that US voters still have a problem with members of the LDS church, which is ironic as they seem to express the best of US values.

    Most are well travelled as missionaries, conduct themselves well, speak at least one other foreign language, and know the difference between Mexico, Brasil, and Argentina.

    Nov 29th, 2014 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    10. There are lots of qualified people to run for Prez, unfortunately not many of them want the job!
    I don't think there's a prejudice towards the Mormons. They're hardworking patriotic, law biding, what's not to like?
    I really liked Romney but the media was against him and Odumbo got in by default.
    I think a lot of people are still suffering a hangover from voting for that idiot twice.
    The next Prez needs to get the handouts down to a minimum and make people work. That'll keep people from voting Progressive. We almost hit a tipping point like Argentina but I think we are through it now. I think Odumbo ruined the Dem party for a generation just like Carter did.
    One can hope.

    Nov 29th, 2014 - 11:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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