Chuck Hagel’s “Telescope Problem”

I’m amazed at the attacks on Chuck Hagel as unfit for Defense Secretary because he was a mere “enlisted man.”

For instance, a National Review online columnist snipped: “First enlisted man to head the Pentagon? Who better to run America’s international war effort than a guy whose view of the military was through the wrong end of the telescope?”

So Hagel would be more qualified if he had spent his time playing “laptop bombardier” – like many of his critics? 

Has anyone done a roundup of attacks on Hagel for being an “enlisted man”?


One Response to Chuck Hagel’s “Telescope Problem”

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit January 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    Is he kidding? Who does he think actually does all the real work in the Army but the NCOs???

    Old joke: You’re a new lieutenant. You have a platoon consisting of 1 platoon sergeant, two sergeants as squad leaders, and 25 non-NCO enlisted. You also have 8 shovels, 200 feet of rope, and a telephone pole. How do you erect the pole?


    Wait for it….

    WAIT for it….

    “Sergeant, get that pole up. I’ll be back in an hour to check.” 😀