January 31st, 2013
07:27 AM ET
9 years ago

Five things Chuck Hagel may be asked about

(CNN) - When the Senate Armed Services Committee is gaveled into session Thursday, Chuck Hagel is likely to face some sharp questions from many of his old colleagues.

If confirmed as secretary of defense, the onetime infantry sergeant and twice-wounded Vietnam veteran would be the first former enlisted man to lead the Pentagon. The former Republican senator from Nebraska gets his chance to answer questions Thursday morning during his confirmation hearing, and here are five subjects where he can expect them:


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  1. Al-NY,NY

    Let's see who on the committee is most bought and sold to the special interests. He'll make it thru anyway and the crowd that opposes Obama on anything and everything will once again fail

    January 31, 2013 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  2. Just a thought

    One question would be, "....what would ever possess you to go against the party line and support a black person in anything?" i.e. "don't you know that there is an element of the GOP / tea folks that can't stand any person that isn't lily white and Obama isn't an american anyway(?) In other words, you will never be able to attend the GOP / KKK meetings.

    January 31, 2013 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  3. Just a thought

    This is how the GOP/Tea folks solidify their position in being the Stupid Party. Osama Bin Laden famously said, We (the terrorist) could never beat the USA in direct combat / military operations, but as the leader of Al Qaeda, I will force the United States and it's idiot Dubya to spend the country into decline fighting and chasing us around. ..... And doggone it if that guy wasn't right(?) Lil Dubya and his GOP co-horts ran two (2) wars off the books while lowering taxes, saying the wars will pay for themselves, and that guy got people to vote for him a second term. The people that voted for him are members of the GOP today....thus you have the loyal idiot opposition party we deal with today.

    January 31, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  4. Just a thought

    Can someone point out any position on anything thing the GOP/Tea Folks have actually been right? I can't what until these people leave the public stage and the discussion at large. We need an intelligent opposition party...not this Party of the Stupid.

    January 31, 2013 08:39 am at 8:39 am |