This is an early report on what Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, now leaving, will be discussing on NBC 'Meet the Press' this morning, 3 February 2013, and spot on as many were thinking same about the tepub, oh so tough on National Security they totally destroyed under the bush, questionings.
Panetta says the committee didn't spend enough time discussing such matters as the war in Afghanistan, the war on terrorism, and looming automatic budget cuts and their impact on military readiness.
But see they had to take the lines they did, like the new chickenhawk among them, Sen. Cruz of Texas, who by the way just aged out of volunteering in the military at 42, who already has shown he doesn't mind spitting on us Veterans especially us Vietnam vets. Especially on the Israeli lines for they needs that lobbies, who I'm sure had a hand in writing the questions and talking points, campaign funding to continue in their jobs not representing the people.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says "the political knives" came out when former Sen. Chuck Hagel appeared before a Senate committee for a confirmation hearing.
Republicans on the Armed Services Committee grilled Hagel about his views on Iran and Israel and other issues.
They also needs them big bucks from the war type hawk investors, defense contractors and wall street big players, as they continue their decade plus war drum attacks on Iran, just like for Iraq and again with a lot of ginned up so called intelligence, for war is profit, Huge Profit with no labored effort for. Inside congressional trading, on first hand intelligence information, probably helped many of their bottom lines and enhanced their growing offshore wealth.