Well, this is interesting. All that rigmarole concerning the nomination of Hagel, and he simply goes out with a whimper. I’m interested in what is behind this. Is he just being scapegoated? I’m interested to hear the scuttlebutt as it comes out. Is it possible that Hagel was not hawkish enough?
Update: Is was curious what Daniel Larison would have to say about this since he followed the Hagel nomination and confirmation closely. Here is his first reaction.