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Hagel's Views Do Matter

 From Dana Milbank's column in the Washington Post, January 7:
Hagel is worth fighting for. The Republican former senator from Nebraska should and probably will be confirmed by the Senate, despite irresponsible claims that he is anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-gay and a coddler of Iran. Most of that is false and the rest is irrelevant: As head of the Pentagon, Hagel would not determine foreign policy.

What he would do is lead the people who fight wars — and for that, the old infantry sergeant is uniquely qualified.