It’s going to be fun watching the GOP, one clusterfuck of a party right now, cannibalize one of their own, for such controversial statements like he (Hagel) represents the U.S., not Israel, and that the military is bloated (deficits!) and more than a little because Hagel HAS to be some kind of dick since Obama picked him.
Also, too, freedom!
I’ve paid attention to Hagel for a long time, and though we disagree very substantively and substantially on a whole range of political issues, I too am a pragmatic midwestern non-dumbass, like Chuck, and I trust him almost implicitly for how much I disagree with him. He’s a good fucking man.
A brilliant political and policy move, all in all.