Yet another person whose judgement counts for something has come out in Chuck Hagel’s corner:
Colin Powell said Sunday that Chuck Hagel would be confirmed secretary of defense, offering a ringing endorsement of the decorated war hero and former Republican senator from Nebraska.
The former secretary of state said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” that Hagel is “superbly qualified” and “will make a very spirited defense of his positions” when he appears before the Senate.
It’s not surprising that Secretary Powell, whose career and presidential aspirations were hamstrung by the same neocon twits who lied us into war and who hate Chuck Hagel, would have the senator’s six on this matter.
Dear Senator Hagel, please promise me this: That you will tell President Obama to nominate Max Cleland in your place, should the neocons succeed in blocking your nomination.