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Welcome back to on the Honda folks -- -- -- line I'm Jonathan Hunt let's get to the political panel now I would mean the studio -- -- Fox News contributor.
Jim -- green great to see you as always human.
Really -- and then having no not really no regular participant in the area based.
I did joining us wrong loved -- DC bureau is -- able t.s former advisor to governor -- -- you know.
I'm founding associate member of the national conference of Hispanic legislators Garcia had a -- It's a year -- let me get to you first as you are a you voice on the show and that we thank you being here.
Chuck Hagel has -- our next Defense Secretary good -- -- -- -- Bad idea because chuck cable house let our friends and allies think that is some lies between our commitment.
-- -- -- Then at any point in time they did he is a great American and there's no question about his service in the country at at a personal level it's very got.
Having said that that we cannot afford to have France wonder.
If we are going to be with them in the time of need.
And this senator house left lingering questions in the minds of our friends to doing that sit -- all at the end of the day great man.
Probably bad choice for secretary of defense.
Jim I -- I had bases sums up a lot of the Republican discontent towards Chuck Hagel that -- not close enough to Israel.
Soft on Iran and others that we consider there a danger to us -- that just.
Why and I think what's more important is that the president is the -- -- -- policy and when you hire people this is something that I learned running several nonprofit organizations.
Sometimes it's very effective to hire someone who has a slightly different opinion than -- so that you can sit around a table.
And all ideas can be put on the table and then you get the best policy from it.
And I think we're going to see that from Chuck Hagel I think we saw his you know ability to buck his party -- it came to the Iraq War.
Is going to make him very effective the fact that he would be the first.
To serve as secretary of defense is going to be I think an incredible.
Contribution to our men and women serving in the military and their families.
And you know when you look acts.
What the senators are going to be deciding you are they going to really look and say his eyes and say OK you're carrying shrapnel.
In your chest just from the Vietnam War and were saying you are not qualified to lead our military and I don't think that's how did.
I mean -- you excellently articulated some of the problems the Republicans have with him but ultimately do you believe he will get -- confirmed.
Well it's hard to tell there may be it is there's a chance that he could BS there's a chance that he could be but I think it's important to understand.
That they Republican point of view.
It's probably not that different that the rest of the Americans that the fact that it I think it's hard for America to believe.
That we can have a guy to be secretary of the -- who will be high profile.
That is one that the media and the rest of the folks -- the world will be looking out for the implementation.
Who in fact.
-- -- -- -- Is seen between our relationship that I think that it's great that the president would like to have him serve -- it's a wonderful idea that someone who.
Has served his country honorable our country probably the way he house.
Could be part of being at it at -- having a positive points.
In in the department offense do you regret maybe he say he's a great guy to go help our soldiers.
Do -- but.
That doesn't mean that it that makes him to be the best person to be secretary of defense and with all due respect to the ones who believe that the presence -- one that's its policy that's wonderful.
With the secretary defense passive job and that's why we have a -- -- fast it's.
It otherwise we wouldn't need to have a secretary of defense for secretary of state or anyone else.
We need those folks to be there and we need them and they're part of the messaging that we have to rest of the -- -- And we cannot afford -- the country to have someone who are all lies in France and wouldn't be allies and would be France could she is somewhat.
Who will let sunlight.
Be seen in our friendship.
It's exits Arafat point -- and that.
That there will be some concern.
At least among some of our allies if Chuck Hagel becomes defense certainly think Israelis would -- -- would have genuinely feel.
I don't think so and after that trip that I made to Israel and having an opportunity to sit down with many ads there.
Folks who are actually in the prime minister's office when they talk about.
Cooperation that we have with Israel with this administration that's not going to change because it's you know such -- become secretary of defense.
I think he is only going to continue to play a role that he house with President Obama since they were colleagues in the senate together.
Where he is able to push him on issues and help you know really help the president.
Come to us ahead -- consensus ideas that.
Actually the American people support more than they do the Republican platform when it comes of Chuck Hagel.
Very few Americans know who he is but the ones who do actually -- majority of them say that he should be.
Confirmed and I think that's what we will see because when it comes to national security there should not be anything about Democrats or Republicans.
And that's in the sense the mission that Chuck Hagel has guided his entire public service career went.
Why I think he will be a good secretary of defense all right I'm.
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