January 7th, 2013
06:57 PM ET

Obama makes telling foreign policy picks

President Barack Obama said Monday he will nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, to become Defense Secretary and tapped his chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the message Obama is sending about foreign policy in his second term with these two top national security post nominations.

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  1. Portland tony

    I hope that Chuck Hagel does get the job at the Pentagon since he is one of the very few decent people left in Washington these days. I only wish that the C.I.A. would just quit butchering people over in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen with those killer drones. Has Obama no decency in him at all? As a nation, those ungodly drones strikes are truly a national disgrace and makes one almost ashamed to even be an American.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Reply
    • zumaque1

      Thank God for drones. Human infiltration is exhausting and dangerous.

      January 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Reply
      • Joseph McCarthy

        Now that is the most blasphemous statement I've seen here yet! Please zumaque1, leave God out of this. Can you imagine Jesus condoning such human butchery? I cannot!

        January 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
      • Observer

        Gawd didn't make your beautiful random civilian-slaughtering-collateral-damage drones. Man did. Give praise instead, to the d!ckless eunich, safely esconced in a bunker thousands of miles away.

        January 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm |
    • K

      No thank god for drones, because that means we don't have to put our troops at risk.

      January 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Reply
  2. CLEARLY

    lets see i think its childish to play PICK FAVORITES! THE SHADOW GOVDERMENT DOES THE PICKING NOT THE PRESIDENT HE IS THEIR PUPPET

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Reply
  3. ochidi ihemeje

    That is called dispassionate government of inclusion for nation building. Not one sided or party government. He said it that both parties must bring lasting solutions and greatness.charting a new course or the road not taken.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Reply

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