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Old 09-09-2012, 01:14 AM
 
Location: The land of infinite variety!
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Providing he would agree to stay, that is.

Is it wise to change Sec of Defense when there is a war going on, or with the situation in Iran? Should he be kept on like Robert Gates was, or should someone new be appointed?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:16 AM
 
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Why on earth would he keep that useless political hack?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Providing he would agree to stay, that is.

Is it wise to change Sec of Defense when there is a war going on, or with the situation in Iran? Should he be kept on like Robert Gates was, or should someone new be appointed?
Not in a million years would he keep Panetta. May I remind you that Obama switched Petreaus and Panetta for a reason and I'm thinking that reason has to do with Obama's plans to drastically cripple our nuclear arsenal.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:17 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Why on earth would he keep that useless political hack?
So you think he'd prefer his own political hack?
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I think he keep all the war mongers and hire additional ones.

It takes a village to direct the war on terrorism you know.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: NY
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What is so great about Leon Panetta?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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Providing he would agree to stay, that is.

Is it wise to change Sec of Defense when there is a war going on, or with the situation in Iran? Should he be kept on like Robert Gates was, or should someone new be appointed?
Yes, it is absolutely wise to put in someone new. Panetta could care less about obtaining Congressional approval to go to war. All administrations transition, this would be nothing new.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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He might offer to keep Hillarry, who knows? But Panetta I highly doubt will be asked to stay.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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He might offer to keep Hillarry, who knows? But Panetta I highly doubt will be asked to stay.
Any President who keeps any part of the prior administration's cabinet is destined to be a one term President. That is what happened with John Adams and his son John Q. Adams. They both kept the cabinet members from the previous administration and the both lost after their first term. Look at all the problems Bush (43) had by keeping the moronic Clinton appointee George Tenet as Director of the CIA.

When a new administration takes over, they would be wise to replace everyone as quickly as possible.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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Providing he would agree to stay, that is.

Is it wise to change Sec of Defense when there is a war going on, or with the situation in Iran? Should he be kept on like Robert Gates was, or should someone new be appointed?
In time he will be replaced just as gates was.
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