“Two buck” Chuck Hagel and our National Security
The Obama woodshed now likely includes the individual(s) responsible for the Chuck Hagel vetting and prep.
Hagel looked so completely unprepared that it was reminiscent of the first presidential debate, only with Hagel in the role of Obama. Birds of a feather and all that…
It’s difficult to understand how Hagel could have performed any worse at his hearing and yet, it would be shocking if he isn’t confirmed.
Once confirmed, Hagel is likely to make America long for the days of Leon Panetta, just as John Kerry will make America long for Hillary Clinton.
It’s true that something beats nothing, but the term two Obama team shows how far the competency standards for our so-called public servants have fallen. And the term two “public servants” will be the ones who reap the whirlwind of Obama’s first term foreign policy and national security “accomplishments” like the Russian Reset, Benghazigate, Leading From Behind, the Pivot to Asia, and the Arab Spring.