Hagel trying to set record straight at Pentagon
January 9th, 2013
05:24 PM ET
9 years ago

Hagel trying to set record straight at Pentagon

Washington (CNN) - On his second day at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel is trying to set his Iran record straight, saying he supports tough international sanctions against Iran, in an attempt to counter complained by critics who say he favored talking directly with the government in Tehran, according to defense officials with direct knowledge of the nominees conversations Wednesday.

Hagel told Pentagon staff he also believes all options in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program should be on the table, including military action, according to the officials.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    He's getting the appointment. GOP/Teatrolls are just grandstanding. Yawn.

    January 9, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    Graham, McCain, and even Santorum are all strongly opposed to his nomination. That convinces me; I'm all in favor of this nominee!

    January 9, 2013 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  3. Sol

    He hates Israel.

    January 9, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. gyavis

    I'm with the two other posters,,,,, ,Hagel deserves the post,,,, is qualified for the post,,,,,and his record simply makes those opposing him uncomfortable.

    January 9, 2013 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  5. gyavis

    I'm with the other two posters. He deserves the nomination, simply because the GOP TeaTrolls, Mccain, Graham and Santorom are opposed.

    January 9, 2013 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  6. Ancient Texan

    He will flip on every asinine statement he made in the past about gays, Jews, Iran, The Surge, the Iraq war and his being a Republican. He wants to be SOMEBODY important, not just a RINO.

    January 9, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  7. lawless

    I am in favor of his selection too...

    January 9, 2013 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |