Stand Up To Neocons Smearing Chuck Hagel
Enough is enough. It's time to stand up against neocon swiftboating of Vietnam Veteran Chuck Hagel, and let President Obama know that we will support his nomination of Hagel, if it happens. Neocon architects of the Iraq war, like William Kristol, are launching an outrageous, offensive smear campaign against Senator Hagel, in an attempt to scare the President from even nominating him.
We, the undersigned, strongly reject the neocon smears being launched against Vietnam Veteran and former Senator Chuck Hagel. We will strongly back his nomination for Secretary of Defense, should you choose to nominate him. In fact, we urge you to not be deterred from nominating him, simply because of the right-wing noise machine.
The reason they're swiftboating Senator Hagel is clear. Chuck Hagel, as a Vietnam Veteran, would put troops first. He has a record of challenging neocon dreams of preemptive use of force – and winning that debate. He has a record of challenging wasteful Pentagon spending, taking on the military-industrial complex, to ensure our defense dollars are responsibly spent on equipment we actually need. As Defense Secretary, he would do the same, and thoroughly embarrass and expose Kristol and his neocon buddies.
It would be unfortunate for our Troops and our nation if we allowed neocons to rob us of a potentially great Secretary of Defense. We urge you to not give in to them.
|13862||Sun Feb 17 15:47:22 EST 2013||Audrey Greve||Lincoln, NE|
|13861||Sun Feb 17 15:43:57 EST 2013||JOHN FURGASON||LINCOLN, NE||NOW IS TIME FOR US TO HAVE A PERSON...HAGEL...TO REPRESENT OUR POINT OF VIEW AT THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE. OPPOSITION TO HIM FILLING THIS POSITION IS DEMAGOGUERY IN ITS WORST SENSE.|
|13860||Sun Feb 17 15:42:47 EST 2013||JOHN FURGASON||LINCOLN, NE||NOW IS TIME FOR US TO HAVE A PERSON...HAGEL...TO REPRESENT OUR POINT OF VIEW AT THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE. OPPOSITION TO HIM FILLING THIS POSITION IS DEMAGOGUERY IN ITS WORST SENSE.|
|13859||Sun Feb 17 15:33:24 EST 2013||Tim Johnson||Lincoln, NE||how many opposed are vets. Chuck tells it like it is which Rebubs apparently can't accept|
|13858||Sun Feb 17 14:02:48 EST 2013||Catherine W. Patterson||Lincoln, NE|
|13857||Sun Feb 17 13:54:16 EST 2013||Gloria Gray||Richardson, TX|
|13856||Sun Feb 17 13:29:05 EST 2013||Mary Elliott||Dallas, TX, TX||Cruz is a wacko. Send him back to Canada. Our Nation needs Senator Hagel now. My grandson is currently serving, so I have skin in this game.|
|13855||Sun Feb 17 12:04:44 EST 2013||Alfred Grosser||Conway, SC||Tell Lindsey Graham to stop being a sop for the tea baggers.|
|13854||Sun Feb 17 12:04:05 EST 2013||Alfred Grosser||Conway, SC||Tell Lindsey Graham to stop being a sop for the tea baggers.|
|13853||Sat Feb 16 15:47:55 EST 2013||Deborah Yost||Lincoln, NE|
|13852||Sat Feb 16 13:15:00 EST 2013||Michael Praytor||Dallas, TX|
|13851||Sat Feb 16 11:18:38 EST 2013||JOE ARNOLD||Tallahassee, FL||I'm retired milittary w/25 plus years service. Sen Hagel is fully qualifed period! This delay is nothing but petty conservative political theater. People are elected to congress to govern and manage the More....|
|13850||Sat Feb 16 00:05:49 EST 2013||richard boyle||des plaines, IL|
|13849||Fri Feb 15 21:32:59 EST 2013||Asali Johnson||Cupertino, CA|
|13848||Fri Feb 15 19:01:44 EST 2013||Frank Gallo||williamsburg, VA||It is amazing that the GOP is unable to make a simple vote on this before taking a recess. A recess from what? They haven't done any work in years. Bring back the old GOP. These neocons have no idea More....|
|13847||Fri Feb 15 16:57:19 EST 2013||mark lonsway||OH||SUPPORT HAGEL.|
|13846||Fri Feb 15 16:50:15 EST 2013||Ramon Torres||Colorado Springs, CO||As a veteran and a former enlisted, I STRONGLY support Senator Hegel to be our Sec Def.|
|13845||Fri Feb 15 15:32:14 EST 2013||Syed Mohsin||Las Vegas, NV|
|13844||Fri Feb 15 14:37:49 EST 2013||V Smith||Raymore, MO||The GOP is a disgrace. I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN AND WILL SEE TO IT THAT THE NEXT TWO GENERATIONS IN MY FAMILY FOLLOWS SUIT.|
|13843||Fri Feb 15 14:37:19 EST 2013||V Smith||Raymore, MO||The GOP is a disgrace. I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN AND WILL SEE TO IT THAT THE NEXT TWO GENERATIONS IN MY FAMILY FOLLOWS SUIT.|
|13842||Fri Feb 15 09:24:05 EST 2013||Richard Schmoyer||East Berlin PA, PA||I served in the USAF for four years during the height of Cold War, just after the Prague Spring events in Czechoslovakia. I support efforts to reinstitute draft as proposed by Cahrles Wrangel and as discussed More....|
|13841||Thu Feb 14 22:21:17 EST 2013||Paula Roby||Riverside, CA|
|13840||Thu Feb 14 19:38:11 EST 2013||David Nebel||Sharpsburg, GA|
|13839||Thu Feb 14 19:37:54 EST 2013||Paula Masten||Phoenix, AZ|
|13838||Thu Feb 14 18:50:47 EST 2013||Brent Peever||Eastpointe, MI||Please do not let the neocon-chicken hawks besmerch Chuck Hagel's service to this country! He is an honest and honorable man.He is the right man for Secretary of Defense! I myself take it personally in More....|