Breitbart: “The New York Times broke the news early Monday morning, reporting that Hagel was resigning “under pressure” and was quickly confirmed by administration sources.
According to NBC News, senior defense officials said that Hagel was forced to resign.
“He wasn’t up to the job,” one senior official said.”
Opinion: I was never a fan and said so.
Hagel had a soft stance on Hamas, even refusing to categorize them as a terror group. Hagel was also soft on Iran’s nuclear program, has been known to favor Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank, and is a big fan of the America-hating International Criminal Court (ICC).
While those positions made him a perfect fit for the Obama White House, Hagel got tough on ISIS.
His undoing came in two sentences:
August 13, 2014 “ ISIS Is a Threat Like the World Has Never Seen”
September 3, 2014 “We will do everything possible, that we can do, to destroy [ISIS’s] capacity to inflict harm on our people, western values, and our interests.”
That was it, say good night Chuck.