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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Louis Johnson
Chuck Hagel humiliated himself with rambling, evasive, stumbling answers to questions from his old Senate colleagues in hearings on his nomination as secretary of defense. He embarrassed Barack Obama, to the extent that the president can be embarrassed by gross incompetence in his administration.
Although he never held elective office, Harry Hopkins was arguably the most important figure in President Franklin Roosevelt's administration. As a federal relief administrator, he dispensed billions of dollars to the relief programs that were a hallmark of the New Deal. Then, even though he had absolutely no foreign policy experience, he became the wheelchair-bound Roosevelt's personal envoy to Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in forging a joint war policy.
Residents of Tulsa's predominantly black north side said Saturday they're afraid a shooter is still roaming their neighborhoods looking for victims after five people were shot — and three killed — a day earlier.
"The Navy is on the way out," he told one admiral shortly after his appointment. "There's no reason for having a Navy and a Marine Corps. Gen. [Omar N.] Bradley tells me amphibious operations are a thing of the past. We'll never have any more amphibious operations. That does away with the Marines. And the Air Force can do anything the Navy can do, so that does away with the Navy."
Frequent administration rival Louis Johnson said he "had a tongue like a skinning knife."