The meaning of Hagel
Posted: January 12, 2013 at 2:55 a.m.
“This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” —Barack Obama to Dmitry Medvedev, March 26, 2012 The puzzle of the Chuck Hagel nomination for defense secretary is that you normally choose someone of the other party for your Cabinet to indicate a move to the center, but, as the Washington Post editorial board points out, Hagel’s foreign-policy views are to the left of Barack Obama’s, let alone the GOP’s. Indeed, they are at the fringe of the entire Senate.
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Editorial, Pages 16 on 01/12/2013