The first vote on whether or not former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel should be confirmed as Secretary of Defense has been scheduled for tomorrow. Hagel has come under fire for his previous statements about Israel, Iran and the pro-Israel lobby’s role in U.S. foreign policy.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admits that information obtained from waterboarding led the US to Osama bin Laden
Newsflash: Apparently waterboarding works.
This morning on Meet the Press, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told David Gregory that information obtained as a direct result from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him.
It’s already been a very long day for Senator Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s pick to be the next Secretary of Defense. Amidst questioning in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hagel directly refused to answer a simple question from former colleague Senator John McCain.