White House: We're pushing Hagel through

Steve Clemons of the Atlantic reports that a White House source has declared that President Obama will push Hagel through:

It’s a shame, because even if we discount the controversy over Hagel’s views on Israel, he lacks the qualifications or even the interest for running the Department of Defense.

At Big Peace, I suggest a compromise: drop Hagel from Defense (GOP wins!) and send him to the UN (Obama wins!).

On the other hand–maybe Obama wins either way, so why would he bother?


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