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Chuck Hagel resigning – fall guy for failed Obama policies

Chuck Hagel resigning – fall guy for failed Obama policies

Too many tire tracks on his back.

It’s not like this was unexpected. Chuck Hagel long has become the fall guy for Obama administration international failures, as we first noted in connection with the Taliban-Bergdahl swap, Taliban-Bergdahl swap unpopular, so … blame Hagel.

The lone Republican in the cabinet, Hagel was supposed to lend credibility to Obama’s downsizing of the military and retreat from international engagement. Hagel recently announced a realignment and refocus of the military, including some expanded capabilities.

Now Hagel is resigning under pressure, according to numerous media reports.

Via NBC News:

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down amid criticism of the president’s national security team on a series of global issues, including the threat posed by the militant group known as ISIS.

Senior defense officials confirmed to NBC News Monday that Hagel was forced to resign.

The officials say the White House has lost confidence in Hagel to carry out his role at the Pentagon. According to one senior official, “He wasn’t up to the job.”

Another senior administration official said that Hagel has been discussing a departure from the White House “for several weeks.”

More to follow.

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Maybe he wasn’t firing patriotic generals fast enough to suit Dear Leader.

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to walls. | November 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    He should have fired the “commander in chief.”

    Obama can run but he can not hide.

    Everyone interested knows Obama owns the Failures 100%.

    Valerie in reply to walls. | November 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    From the comments at the milblogs, the targets may simply have been competent, and much more so with respect to the removals at the lower levels of officers.

    Estragon in reply to walls. | November 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Hagel was fired for recognizing the real threats of ISIS and Iran and the need to address them.

    But the fact is he was never qualified to run a cabinet agency. The largest operation he had ever run in his life was his Senate office staff.

    – –

    Some of you touting Senators for President without any management experience should think again – especially in a year when our Party is awash in well-qualified and successful current and former Governors.

    But then, many of you are sworn enemies of the GOP now, anyway, with our leadership in House and Senate being reelected unanimously, so you’ll probably be out forming your own party, right?

Hagel openly disagreed with Pres. ScamWOW a couple of times recently.

He didn’t let ScamWOW underbus the military on the threat of ISIS, making it clear that the military had been telling The Golfer for a dog’s age about the situation.

And I got hints that Hagel had reformed his ideas on the reduction in military force, but that could just be an impression I had.

Oh, and the military was not quaffing the Koolaide on the Ebola quarantine, and Hagel backed them up.

In any event, this is about ISIS and the catastrophic failuressssss of Obama regarding that. Which won’t change at all if Hagel is gone.

    Anchovy in reply to Ragspierre. | November 24, 2014 at 11:49 am

    No, you have that completely incorrect. What happened was, down in Ferguson some New Black Panthers were arrested with guns and bomb making materials. Once Obama found out that these children who look a lot like him, had expertise in military matters, he needed to remove Hagel so he could appoint Shabazz el Mohammed as Secretary of Defense.

    When asked about his appointment as Secretary of Defense, Mr. el Mohammed responded, “Where de fence and how high are it? I can blow that M….F….. up!”

      Ragspierre in reply to Anchovy. | November 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Same two idiots who tried a gun straw purchase. (Yah, you gotta suck really hard to get a gun through that straw. Hah!)

        Anchovy in reply to Ragspierre. | November 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

        I guess today is my day to correct you, Rags. It is the gun that can be used as a straw. They simply put the barrel end in their mouth and submerge the handle end in the Kool-Aid container and suck. If no liquid comes out of the barrel end, they need to release the valve by pulling the trigger, which will open the valve.

        Simple. Really simple from a Darwinian point of view.

        Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | November 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm

        They can also be used as a bong.

        I read on the interweb…

We’ve been watching Obama gut the military leadership, straight down to captains and lieutenants.

We’ve also been watching Obama militarize every department of the federal bureaucracy and buy billions and billions of rounds of ammunition meant for small arms fire.

We’ve been watching Obama import plague and foreigners into the nation.

We’ve been watching Obama piss on the Constitution. And we’ve been watching the GOP run out of town in fear in reaction.

What is it about the imposition of martial law that everyone is so looking forward to that we tolerate leadership in the GOP actually enabling it, let alone failing to fight a lunatic occupying the Oval Office?

Hmmm. Obama may want to rethink this. GOP RINO doormats like Hagel are hard to come by.

Several people in Obama’s inner circle have fallen on their swords in an effort to keep the Anointed One’s skirts clean. Hagel said several things lately that displeased Him and were contrary to His pronouncements, so he was thrown onto his sword by Obama.

And the little child still insists that the Emperor is naked!

WWJD? Now we know. Valkyrie Jarret will take command from inside the WH.

The best choice right now would be David Petraeus, who might be willing. We’ll probably get Tom Harkin or Mark Udall instead.

It’s pretty brutal when one of the people firing you is Joe Biden.

JimMtnViewCaUSA | November 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

At least he won’t be the fall guy for the extension of the Afghan war.
About which, US policy becomes more incoherent days by day

Any guess as to who Obama will nominate as the new SecDef? I would not be surprised to see Susan Rice’s name being called ,and the Obama administration playing the gender and race cards to ram her through.

Betting pool, next Sec of Defense:

1. Jay Z
2. Bowe Bergdahl
3. John Kerry, Viet Nam vet, will hold down both State and Defense.
4. John McCain
5. F. Chuck Todd
6. New Black Panther to be named later.
7. Jimmy Carter
8. Michael Moore
9. Michelle Obama
10. Morning Joe

Place your bets.

We are ALL the fall guy for Obama. It’s our fault.