I’ve written a couple of times before about Hagel. A good man with a fine background but not a serious man. Liked the perks of the office but not the work.
How did I know? I posted on it before. In Japan a military honor guard welcomed his arrival there. He reviewed the troops in a sports coat, slacks, open shirt with no tie, sport socks and loafers. He was dressed for a golf outing.
It was insulting to the Japanese a crucial ally. Doing that and unaware of the implications of his actions told me the man was not one who would be involved in the heavy work of leading our arm forces. Obama gave him the job because as a former senator he’d get passed easily by the other senators.
Obama now sees that Hagel is more a playboy than a deep thinking leader. Knowing Obama’s distaste for confrontations, Hagel must have tried him sorely.
This can only be a plus for the country. Having been burned once let’s hope we find someone up to the job. It is times like these we need such a person