I remember Chuck Hagel as a senator from Nebraska and he was pretty dopey even then. Seemed like nice guy but never seemed really sharp and always talking about reducing the military and reducing the footprint of our military in the world. See why Obama wanted him as Secretary of Defense? Repubs in the Senate grilled him at his confirmation hearing and the Obama admin/MSM nailed the GOP for FTBB – Failure To Be Bipartisan, even though Hagel had a horrible hearing, exceeding even his own standards of dopey.
Alas for Chuck Hagel, who began to discover the dangers of a pacifist president in an evil world and a president-on-steroids when it came to reducing the military. Remember when Obama called ISIS “JV” and Hagel called ISIS “imminent threat?” You knew Hagel wouldn’t be aboard the Obama bus for long. Under, yes; aboard, no. Obama is famous for his micro-managing, even boasting of it on occasion, but he was not about to take the blame for devastating mid-term election losses. The MSM largely blamed the loss on a frightened nation, shaken up by ISIS beheadings, the Big Bear once again prowling and pissing on new territory, the disastrous Bergdahl – Gitmo Taliban swap, and growing concern over Iran and the bomb. Thus, Hagel was expendable. No surprise. President ‘Hey it’s not my fault’
Hans Solo Obama was not accepting any blame.
Well, at least we still have Susan Rice, Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Powers, plus John Kerry and the pstupid Jan Psaki to mock. Of course, mocking them isn’t much of a challenge.