Hagel is a Republican and the Repubs used to like him, but the Repubs are desperate to get another war for the war profiteers and for the oil companies, so they do not want Hagel in charge. Cheap oil has run out which means the end of growth, the end of globalization, the end of life as we know it and the rich want to be uber rich to survive the end of cheap oil so they want never ending wars, a war on terror means an undefined never ending war, which means never ending profits for the defense contractors.<quoted text>
A lot of the Dems do not want him either. Listen to CNN news, Face the Nation, etc.
When the country collapsed in 2008 what happened is the rich made boatloads of money off of the wars, off of sending the manufacturing base out of the country to China and the rich made tons of money off of selling bad mortgages. They took the country down by them raiding the country's money in every way they could think of. So then you have to ask yourself "why would the rich of a country take their own country down over greed of money?" There would have to be something so big coming down, about to happen that they would abandon the U.S., take it down financially. So if you look for it, you find out world oil production peaked in 2008 and that oil is now about $100 a barrel and it used to be $20 a barrrel for decades. It was $150 a barrel when everything crashed. So that tells you why the rich were so scared that they took the U.S. down in order to take all the money. It's because there is no more cheap oil which changes EVERYTHING. So now they want one more war to make boatloads of money off of.
Why do you think Fox has had John Bolton on like 5,000 times scaring the crapola out of viewers saying to have a war with Iran right now??? Fox is selling and selling a war with Iran.
So why would anyone imagine that a nation in two wars for so long would agree to a third major war? This is an act of desperation by the uber rich. It's a last ditch attempt to make billionaires into trillionaires off of war profiteering.