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Margaret O'Brien Steinfels February 27, 2013 - 4:18pm
Secretary Hagel was sworn in today and gave a speech. He promised a strong military, but didn't threaten to bomb anyone. Hmmm! Wonder what the means. Here's the speech. It's blessedly brief.
I think it means that the House of Representatives can breathe easily, and he won't authorize a drone strike against them.
Dear NC--Very, very funny--short, biting, funny and correct!
There's always the Senate. That might look too much like revenge.
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages and blogs at dotCommonweal.
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